The PC-BSD development team have announced the availability of PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE
Some of te 9.2-RELEASE Highlights are
- Based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE.
- Bootable ZFS Boot Environments: using GRUB2, any new ZFS boot-environments created via the “beadm” command will be added to the boot-loader and available at boot-time.
- Re-written Life-Preserver utility: allows you to instantly create ZFS snapshots, restore files, and replicate data to a remote system or mirror to an additional local disk drive.
- Updated installer allows restoring the entire system from a replicated ZFS backup.
- New Boot Manager GUI: allows managing ZFS boot-environments and GRUB menus in a single location.
- PNGNG support: in addition to PBIs and the AppCafe, system admins and power users will now have access to a full PKGNG repository with frequent updates.
- New version of AppCafe with new streamlining and PBI management functionality.
- Warden updates
- Graphical Package Manager: GUI supports basic or advanced mode, which allows full package management / upgrades.
- Home directory encryption: PEFS based encryption allows users to encrypt their home-directory contents with their login password, which is only unencrypted while logged in.
- Boot times improved substantially
- Binary “freebsd-update” server implemented allowing updates to different PC-BSD branches without re-compiling.
Check the Release Announcement for more details and upgrade/installation instructions.