Last weekend brought about the latest alpha release of the upcoming PC-BSD 8.0. This is the first build based on FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE, with KDE 4.3.4, NVIDIA driver 195.22 (32-bit and 64-bit drivers included), a re-written system installer, and new artwork.
Here are some of the notable changes:
- FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE
- NVIDIA 195.22 drivers
- KDE 4.3.4
- brand new SysInstaller with new look and feel, new backend, support for a wider variety of file system layouts, ability to change and try different keyboard layouts
- install either PC-BSD or FreeBSD from the same disk
- Using glabel on file systems to prevent issues with device renaming
- improved splash graphics, theme data
- fixed KDE printer tool in system settings
- added new tool, ‘Life Preserver’, which allows backing up the system to a remote SSH + rsync system.
The current PC-BSD alpha is now considered feature complete, with the developers starting to focus on bug fixing rather than on adding new features.
According to the release announcement, a first public beta of PC-BSD 8.0 is expected within the next two weeks.
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