This beta provides both users and developers a way to test out the new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release.
PC-BSD 9.1 comes with some exciting new features that will make things a lot easier for home/office users and administrators. There’s better sound configuration, support for running Linux in jails, multiple boot environments etc.
Other highlight are:
- FreeBSD 9.1
- KDE 4.8.4
- New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
- New “PC-BSD Server” installation option. Includes command-line utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
- Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
- Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
- Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as compression, noexec, etc.
- Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
- Support for Warden to create Linux Jails
- New “Hardware compatibility” GUI
- First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
- New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
- New AppCafe improvements and preferences
- Improvements to wifi utility
- Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
- Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
- Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
- ZFS beadm support