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[News] Computer Sold with BSD Operating Systems, Solaris Has Constellation System

  • Subject: [News] Computer Sold with BSD Operating Systems, Solaris Has Constellation System
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:00:02 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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iXsystems Unveils PC-BSD Workstation

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| iXsystems has unveiled the iX-Apollo Extreme Series, the first fully 
| qualified PC-BSD workstation. The iX-Apollo Extreme Series ships with PC-BSD 
| 7.x Pre-Installed and Pre-Configured. PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating 
| system with a robust feature set including KDE 4.2.2. PC-BSD is inherently 
| virus-resistant thereby offering stability, security and at the same time 
| provides a comfortable user experience.     


Sun Announces Enhancements to Sun Constellation System With New Open Networking
Technology and HPC Software  

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| Sun Constellation System Powers Two of Top 10 Systems on Top500 List; Nine of 
| the Top 10 Systems Use Sun Storage Technologies 



Easy Jailing with The (PC-BSD) Warden

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| I've been looking at a neat little program that is part of PC-BSD called The
| Warden. With this program is very easy to setup and manage FreeBSD jails. The
| Warden supports pre packaged software that can be installed into jails called
| Inmates. In this example I will be using the Joomla Inmate package that
| installs Joomla, Apache, MySQL and PHP in a short space of time.


Review: My good ol’ friend FreeBSD (actually PC-BSD 7.1)

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| For those of you who are regular visitors, you may already know that before I
| started playing with GNU/Linux (2001/2) I was using FreeBSD. And while I
| continue to use GNU/Linux, I still hold an emotional tie to BSD-based
| operating systems. It was not until recently that I had decided to give the
| latest version of PC-BSD a try. This is version 7.1: Galileo Edition. A side
| note: PC-BSD is a desktop oriented version of FreeBSD intended to be
| extremely user friendly, primarily because of their implementation of their
| PBI package management system along with other features.
| [...]
| While I only skimmed the surface with this article as I primarily wanted to
| emphasize the PBI application installation system, there is still so much
| more to do with PC-BSD. From the Wardens to Jails, and everything else that
| most GNU/Linux and UNIX users may be familiar with, PC-BSD is worth a try. It
| is extremely user friendly. And from the point of installation with
| auto-updates running in the background and having the right applications
| installed, I can see someone coming from a Windows environment and having
| little problems settling in. The development teams involved have done an
| excellent job in packaging this OS together.



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| Overall then, PC-BSD is an excellent Operating System, removing most of the
| disadvantages of FreeBSD, (and Linux) and putting it into a neat system.


PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo - Review

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| PC-BSD behaved nicely, even on the slim 512MB RAM, which was a bit sparse for
| the KDE 4.2 environment. Nevertheless, it was stable and robust, the hallmark
| of the BSD family. Furthermore, the collection of programs was good and
| well-balanced overall, with NTFS and multimedia support out of the box.


PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo Edition Review

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| I love FreeBSD and I tried really hard to like PC-BSD but I'm sorry to say
| that I don't. I like the concept of the BSD desktop but I feel its still a
| few years behind the Linux desktop in hardware support and you're likely
| going to have more luck there.


PC-BSD 7.1 released

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| The PC-BSD developers have announced the release of version 7.1 – Galileo
| Edition of their open source operating system. PC-BSD 7.1 is based on the 7.2
| Pre version of FreeBSD, an operating system derived from BSD UNIX that
| focuses on security and stability. PC-BSD development is sponsored by
| iXsystems.


Review: PC-BSD 7.0.1

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| Today’s distro has been described as the Ubuntu of the BSD world. PC-BSD is
| an easy to use version of FreeBSD. FreeBSD is the behemoth in the BSD world
| and would probably have a much larger desktop presence if the BSDs hadn’t run
| into copyright and other proprietary problems right around when most of the
| GNU toolset was complete and Linus was releasing the Linux kernel. At least,
| that’s what most people claim. However, given the animosity (although that’s
| almost too strong a word) between the Free Software Foundation and the
| supporters of the BSD license.


PCBSD 7.0 ScreenShots

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| This is Linux Dynasty's first review of any BSD flavor out there. Now I'm
| pretty new to the BSD scene, so I will not talk much about this distro except
| for the fact that it was quite easy to install and the installer looked quite
| professional. I personally have much to learn about BSD's port system, well
| BSD in general! I might give it a whirl but not probably with PCBSD. I do
| want to use OpenBSD but as a server system and maybe try FreeBSD for my
| desktop ( We will see what happens ).


Review: PC-BSD 7

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| I am thoroughly convinced that PC-BSD is the perfect choice for a newcomer to
| the unix world. It is very straight forward and it requires very little unix
| knowledge. Even though I mentioned a couple of caveats (eg. Bootloader,
| Primary partition), I doubt a new user who is installing on a fresh system
| will ever come across these issues. Even if someone does run into these
| issues, the solutions provided in this article should give them a starting
| point. The PC-BSD has a friendly and helpful community, they have an active
| forum where you can seek help from fellow PC-BSD users. The PC-BSD team has
| worked really hard on this release and the results are impressive. It is
| ready to challenge the main stream Operating Systems (Windows, OS X and
| Linux). I would encourage new users to try PC-BSD without any doubts. I would
| definitely recommend Linux gurus to give this distribution a chance and I
| promise, you won't be disappointed.


Gallery: PC-BSD 7.0


PC-BSD 7 Released

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| This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD
| 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately
| notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a
| large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD
| 7-Stable.


PC-BSD: Another Alternative To Linux As A Windows Alternative

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| If PC-BSD is to be a serious contender alongside the Ubuntus, Fedoras,
| Mandrivas and OpenSUSEs of the computing world, there is still some work to
| be done on that proclaimed 'ease-of-use' issue.


Review: PC-BSD 1.5

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| PC-BSD, a strong contender for the top desktop distribution out there, has
| once again grown, going from version 1.3 to 1.5 in just under a year.  In
| that time it's grown, prospered, and had it's fair share of growing pains as
| well.  But version 1.5 is only one subversion up from the previous version
| 1.4 that we reviewed.  So what makes version 1.5 better than its predecessors
| and worth a look from us?  Well, let's have a look.



First look at PC-BSD 1.5

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| Compiz Fusion is included in this release and worked really well. There's a
| menu entry which, when clicked, asks if you'd like to enable it at boot. When
| clicked, Compiz Fusion is immediately enabled and special effects are
| available. I didn't suffer any instability or performance issues when using
| this application, but it did seem to require the restart of X to disable the
| feature.


iXsystems Announces Release of PC-BSD Version 1.5, Edison Edition

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| iXsystems announced today the release of PC-BSD Edison Edition. PC-BSD is a
| fully functional open source desktop operating system based on FreeBSD
| 6.3-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in
| the world and is widely renowned as the most stable and secure server
| operating system. PC-BSD has a Push-Button Installer (PBI) wizard developed
| exclusively for PC-BSD that lets users download and install a wide range of
| available applications in a self-extracting and self-installing format.


My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD

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| Most of them were successful though all preferred doing their projects in
| Linux, that is what they told me. The bash shell in PCLinuxOS, according to
| them, was easier since it told them which directory they were in. In short,
| they got used to seeing $ /usr/home/guest/Desktop in PCLinuxOS while in
| PC-BSD, they only saw $. pwd I kept telling them :)

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