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Old 01-29-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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PC-BSD 10.0 is now available


PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE is now available:

http://blog.pcbsd.org/2014/01/pc-bsd...now-available/
 
Old 01-29-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Yea!!!!!!
 
Old 01-30-2014, 05:18 AM   #3
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Cool!
 
Old 02-07-2014, 09:10 PM   #4
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Installed and loving it.

Set it up on a spare 80GB HDD formatted using GPT partitioning, ZFS file system, chose Xfce, and all was good.

ATM I'm downloading the source to rebuild the kernel without audio to setup OSSv4.

Really and truthfully, PC-BSD is one of the best out-of-the-box ready-to-use BSD distributions out there and it's based on FreeBSD.

It's almost like Slackware with a BSD engine underneath the hood chugging away.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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It's almost like Slackware with a BSD engine underneath the hood chugging away.
Nice! Now you have me curious. I will have to take it for a test drive. Starting my download now.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #6
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I did an installation with Cinnamon for the hell of it. It was OK. No fault of PC-BSD; I would have been happier with Xfce, I'm sure. Solid distro, easy intro to the world of BSD. So is GhostBSD, for that matter.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:28 AM   #7
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I'm rebuilding my kernel tomorrow to remove the BSD audio driver and OSSv4 port is going in.

I seriously love how raw BSD feels at times compared to Linux distributions, but it also feels more amalgamated and complete against itself as its a true OS and not just a collection of packages at the core.

The cool thing I like is you can pick between PCBSD as a complete install or TrueOS as a minimal install.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 07:23 AM   #8
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I seriously love how raw BSD feels at times compared to Linux distributions, but it also feels more amalgamated and complete against itself as its a true OS and not just a collection of packages at the core.
Yes, I would agree with this.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #9
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PC-BSD 10.0.1, is now available.

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PC-BSD 10.0.1, the first quarterly update of the project's desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 10.0, has been released.
From the announcement: "The first PC-BSD 10.0 quarterly update is upon us, and 10.0.1 is now available. This update includes a number of important bugfixes, as well as newer packages and desktops. Changes: KDE 4.12.2; Cinnamon 2.0; Samba 4.1.4; Stability improvements to PBI subsystems; Updated GRUB loader, fixing issues related to slow / hanging startup; Updated AppCafe UI; Updates to Life-Preserver, including 'Classic' backup mode and automatic snapshots; Updated control panel with desktop settings buttons... Desktop users already running 10.0 can update via Control Panel -> Package Manager -> Updates. Server users can update via the 'pc-updatemanager' utility. If package updating fails due to conflict errors, please be sure to apply all system updates first before trying again." Download: PCBSD10.0.1-RELEASE-03-13-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso (3,658MB, SHA256).
http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 03-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
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I did an installation with Cinnamon for the hell of it. It was OK. No fault of PC-BSD; I would have been happier with Xfce, I'm sure. Solid distro, easy intro to the world of BSD. So is GhostBSD, for that matter.
According to their page at DistroWatch.com, Xfce is part of the PC-BSD package.
Not true, or you chose not to try it?

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=pcbsd
 
Old 03-16-2014, 12:04 PM   #11
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According to their page at DistroWatch.com, Xfce is part of the PC-BSD package.
Not true, or you chose not to try it?

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=pcbsd
I have done it with Xfce, I was wanting to try out something new. Just noticed that the 10.0.1 update has Cinnamon 2.0, so that's a plus.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 01:56 PM   #12
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Very slick indeed. Just installed 10.0 with XFCE in Virtualbox. Love it.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #13
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Had to go out for the afternoon, so I have just now installed and started to explore.
So far, I'm very impressed!
Things I had to compile and install in Slackware are "built-in" and ready to go in PC-BSD. Easiest install I've ever done. Far easier than ms-windows.
I'm probably come across something that changes my mind... sooner or later, but so far... as I said, it is very impressive...
Installed it to a second hard drive, so it is just a matter of figuring out how to "mount" the Linux drive and moving files over to the BSD drive....
 
Old 03-17-2014, 11:26 AM   #14
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Well..... I was very impressed... until I noticed how much memory is uses. If Gkrellm is correct it was using 2 1/2 GIGS OF MEMORY JUST TO RUN WITH THE XFCE D/E!!!!
Is that typical?!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #15
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^ I noticed it was a RAM-hog when I briefly tried it out. I couldn't really see any justification to use it over my preferred OpenBSD, honestly. If I was going to do a FreeBSD, I'd just go with FreeBSD-proper. Although the GhostBSD folks are doing some nice work, too.
 
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