TrueBSD has a new website now and version 2.0RC1 has been released today. This version comes on DVD (instead of CD), is based on FreeBSD 7.0, comes with KDE, Gnome, Compiz/Beryl and support for Macromedia Flash
TrueBSD can be downloaded here.
Datapipe running FreeBSD was the most reliable hosting company for Oct/2007.
3 of the top 10 run FreeBSD, 4 linux.
All hosting/operating systems statistics here.
The new release candidate comes with Xorg 7.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as its desktop environment.
Many desktop applications are included, such as:
Upgrades from 1.0, previous release candidates and even the i386 version are supported. Language packages for 18 different languages are included and can be installed from the DVD.
As announced on the mailinglist, the third beta of FreeBSD 7.0 has just been released.
Over the weekend FreeNAS 0.686b2 was released. Download link
rasyid.net has posted some interesting and useful links regarding the use and setting up FreeBSD IPFW (firewall).
iXsystems has announced a distribution agreement with Fry’s Electronics whereby all Fry’s stores nationwide will carry PC-BSD Version 1.4, Da Vinci Edition. The agreement marks the first time that the PC-BSD operating system is made available for purchase at Fry’s Electronics.
PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in the world. It is widely renowned as the most stable and secure server operating system.
We are confident that the availability of PC-BSD at Fry’s Electronics will increase the familiarity and adoption of PC-BSD
FreeBSD is already the server operating system of choice for many system administrators. This historic agreement will ensure that PC-BSD, the open source desktop operating system running FreeBSD under the hood, becomes available to a mainstream market
said Theresa Garner, General Manager of FreeBSD Mall.
We are confident that the availability of PC-BSD at Fry’s Electronics will increase the familiarity and adoption of PC-BSD”, said Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems. “Once users try PC-BSD they will be impressed by the wide array of features characterizing this open source operating system, including out-of-the-box support for Flash 7 in native BSD browsers, official NVIDIA drivers to simplify activating hardware acceleration, optional 3D desktop using Compiz Fusion, and a new graphical wireless configuration tool to easily establish a wireless connection with supported network adapters.
PC-BSD is expected to become available in all Fry’s stores nationwide by Monday, November 19. Fry’s has stores in Northern California, Southern California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
PC-BSD 1.4.1 has been released. These are the major changes: