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Old 04-05-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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PC BSD 2019 Version


In front of me is a PC BSD DVD.

8.0 Hubble edition.

What is the current state of PC BSD?

Manual says Dru Lavigne.Foreword by Kris Moore.

Are they still active with PC BSD?

Think Kris used to answer questions on PC BSD forum.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Here is search for PC BSD.

https://www.google.com/search?client...b-1-d&q=pc+bsd

Looks like it is True OS now.

Hasn't BSD front ends now that do what PC BSD did?

KDE or something? Then their is another popular one?

'Desktops'.They call them.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 07:46 PM   #3
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here you go
https://laptop.ninja/the-5-best-bsd-distributions/
 
Old 04-06-2019, 04:56 AM   #4
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For desktop oriented BSD's you best search for TrueOS (indeed formerly known as PC-BSD), GhostBSD, MidnightBSD, or Project Trident. They are BSD's geared towards the desktop, that are actively maintained at the moment. The BSD's mentioned in the link given by linus72 are for general purposes and can by configured for the desktop if you have the skills. The Desktop oriented BSD's all have an allready configured Desktop-Environment.
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thank you for the responses.

If we go with Free BSD can the desktop be installed with support here at this forum?

Took a look at the instructions at Free BSD awhile ago and it looked tough.

Seems like Free BSD just WILL NOT put their OS in an install program with a desktop.

They keep hurdle in place to turn away us that will not go back to the

command line.Did my time with that.

It is more efficient for one person to do things once than thousands

doing it over and over again.

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Old 04-06-2019, 02:49 PM   #6
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Why not TrueOS (formerly known as PC-BSD)? It is still FreeBSD under the hood.

https://www.trueos.org/more-on-trueos/

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What makes TrueOS different? TrueOS is based on the legendary security and stability of FreeBSD. TrueOS follows FreeBSD-CURRENT, with the latest drivers, security updates, and packages available. Also, new driver packages can be added that bring in support for newer Intel graphic chipsets and hardware. TrueOS also supports GELI full disk encryption, keeping your data secure even in the case of physical theft.....

What Happened to PC-BSDŽ?
Many are very familiar with the name PC-BSD and may be wondering why we changed the name. Although it’s a household name for so many, the developers realized this was a time for a new name that would better convey our message. Lead developer Kris Moore had this to say: “We’ve already been using TrueOS for the server side of PC-BSD, and it made sense to unify the names.........

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Old 04-07-2019, 12:18 AM   #7
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IF I install PC BSD 8.0 the problem is the built in links don't work anymore.

IF I go to True OS website there seems to be a decided lack of information on

'Hello!? Can we just get going downloading this and installing it?!'

Plus no support or contact info I could find.Like walking into an empty room.

THEN IF I go to Free BSD website there is a labyrinth of typed out links and info

that don't seem to get you anywhere.

This has to be stone simple for us AND GOOD to move off the dime here.
 
Old 04-07-2019, 09:32 AM   #8
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All you have to do at the TrueOS page is click on "download."

https://www.trueos.org/downloads/

Download the .iso and then burn it to a DVD or USB thumb drive.
 
Old 04-07-2019, 01:20 PM   #9
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Personally, I think PC-BSD (TrueOS) should not be recommended. While their Warden software is rather neat, their desktop tools, including the obnoxious updater, are of an inferior quality. I second the posting above that suggested that GhostBSD and MidnightBSD are worth a try.

But, at last, you'll end up building your own BSD desktop anyway.
 
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:22 PM   #10
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I believe TrueOS is now aimed at servers and not desktop. Project Trident uses TrueOS with a Lumina desktop. I'm an old Debian Linux user and installed TrueOS 18.03 desktop last fall. I switched to Project Trident 18.12 and have updated through Update-8 the current one as of today. I have it installed on a Zareason Alto laptop and it works perfectly for me.
 
Old 04-07-2019, 01:28 PM   #11
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Thank you.All good response!

Will take a look at some of these.
 
Old 04-08-2019, 09:35 AM   #12
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A fun option might be to take the various flavours of BSD for a test drive in a virtual machine. Virtualbox has versions for Windows and Linux. Also I suggest that you take a look at the ample documentation at the FreeBSD site. The FreeBSD Handbook is excellent. OpenBSD provides excellent documentation as well.
 
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:09 PM   #13
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That OpenBSD 5.2 screenshot is a shot from the first OpenBSD box I ever had.
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:40 AM   #14
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The last time I tried freebsd on an uefi system, the installer overwrote the existing efi partition. Does anyone know if this is still true?
 
Old 04-09-2019, 09:18 AM   #15
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That OpenBSD 5.2 screenshot is a shot from the first OpenBSD box I ever had.
Nice! I started with OpenBSD 5.0. This is OpenBSD 5.0 with Fluxbox 1.3

OpenBSD 5.0
 
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