The developers of PC-BSD have made available version 10.3-RELEASE. This update not only utilizes the recently released FreeBSD 10.3 base system, but also adds updates to Life-preserver, Lumina, and various fixes to UEFI, gmirror, and more.

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of 10.3-RELEASE!

This is currently planned to be the last maintenance release in the 10.X series, and we are currently working hard on the upcoming 11.0.

A very special thanks to all the developers, QA, translation and documentation teams for helping to make this release possible. 

PC-BSD 10.3 notable Changes

* FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE base system
* Using FreeBSD boot-loader for install media, will be used for installed system in 11.0 as well
* Updated Qt tool-chain to support Qt 5.5.X
* Life-preserver bug-fixes to remote replication
* Made GRUB an optional package, in prep for 11.0
* Mount Tray will auto-start playback of CD/DVD's upon insert detection
* Numerous bug fixes in the installer for UEFI / GPT setups
* Bug-fixes to cleaning up old 'gmirror' installations
* Firefox 45.0
* Chromium 48.0.2564.116
* Thunderbird 38.6.0
* Lumina 0.8.8

Users currently running 10.2-RELEASE can now update their system via the updater GUI or "pc-updatemanager" utility to be upgraded to 10.3-RELEASE.

Getting media
10.3-RELEASE media (Including VM's and network installers) can be downloaded from the following URL:


Reporting Bugs
Found a bug in 10.3? Please report it (with as much detail as possible) to our bugs database.


Official announcement: http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/announce/2016-April/000246.html

Related links:

Softpedia – PC-BSD 10.3 Is the Last in the Series, PC-BSD 11.0 Arrives Later This Year

DistroWatch – BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.3