PC-BSD 1.4 (alpha), Xorg 7.2 & Beryl

If you can't wait for the official PC-BSD 1.4 release, go and download one of the triweekly ISOs. The last ISO (02 June) now includes Xorg 7.2, Beryl, Nvidia drivers and a lot more. Please note, this is still in alpha development, so don't be surprised if you come...

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BSDCan – BSD Conference

BSDCan – BSD Conference

BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa (Canada), is a yearly 2-day FreeBSD developers summit. In just three short years, BSDCan, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related...

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Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

The Free Software Magazine has published today an article explaining the main differences between FreeBSD and GNU/Linux. This article is especially interesting for those who are (fairly) new to BSD and/or Linux. GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built...

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iXsystems acquires BSD Mall

iXsystems acquires BSD Mall

iXsystems, the company that sponsors the PC-BSD Project, announced today its acquisition of BSD Mall, a division of cyLogistics, that offers BSD-based CDs and DVDs for the FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin communities, as well as clothing, hats and other...

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FreeBSD Summer of Code 2007

The FreeBSD Project will be taking part in the Google Summer of Code 2007 (SoC). This is a program set up by Google to fund students to contribute to an open source project over the summer break. This year the FreeBSD Project has received quite a number of high...

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Free OCR Software

OCR (Optical Character Recognition software converts hard-copy documents into editable text in a word processor by using a scanner) is still an area where the open source world has a lot of catching up to do with commercially available applications (e.g. Nuance -...

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PC-BSD announces logo contest

PC-BSD has just announced a logo contest on the Announce Mailing List and on the Forums: While the new web site is cooking, the PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the logomark contest! If you have artwork skills and would like to take part in the PC-BSD project, you...

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Linux too vanilla? Try this

Yesterday we wrote about a review of PC-BSD by LinuxHelp, but a week ago (15/07/2007) The Inquirer also reviewed this Desktop OS: "Linux too vanilla? Try this - PC-BSD 1.3: Basic, simple, does the job" It went on first time, no hesitation. Even booting from the...

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pfSense 1.2-BETA-1 released

pfSense 1.2-BETA-1 released

About 2 weeks ago the pfSense Project have released 1.2-Beta-1. This version contains a quite a number of improvements and new features, including FreeBSD updated to 6.2 Reworked load balancing pools which allow for round robin or failover miniupnpd has proven to work...

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PC-BSD 1.3.4 Review

LinuxHelp has just (22/05/2007) posted an interesting and balanced review of the latest version of PC-BSD. Some of the suggestions for improvement (3-5) will be included in the upcoming version 1.4 (June/July 2007). Though PC-BSD is not a Linux distriution, it's good...

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X.org 7.2 hitting ports tree

This is really good news. X.org 7.2 has hit the ports tree. Beryl and other 3-D goodies can now be installed on FreeBSD. Dear FreeBSD Users, Within the next 24 hours, the long-awaited update to the X.org 7.2 windowing system will be committed to the ports tree. This...

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Differences between PC-BSD and FreeBSD

First things first: PC-BSD is NOT Linux. Both are UNIX-like systems, but PC-BSD is NOT Linux. The main difference between PC-BSD and FBSD is: PC-BSD is geared towards desktop use; FBSD has been created with server use in mind PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD (6.1 currently)...

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