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Interview with Kris Moore, PC-BSD
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| DW: From what I've read, PC-BSD makes a strong
| effort to add to the underlying FreeBSD
| operating system without changing the base. Are
| there any parts of FreeBSD you do have to
| change and what effect does this have on the
| KM: We've actually done a very good job at
| keeping as vanilla of a FreeBSD base as
| possible. With PC-BSD 8.0, the only differences
| are a few extra kernel configuration options,
| such as "atapicam" support to enable CD/DVD
| burning and options to enable some specific
| "pf" firewall features.
| DW: Could you please explain the relationship
| between PC-BSD and iXsystems? Do they
| own/control the project?
| KM: iXsystems owns the trademark "PC-BSD", and
| greatly assists it by funding some of its
| development, along with promotion and support.
| The project itself is open source, of course.
| All our code is BSD licensed and freely
BSD and Linux united:
FOSDEM 2010: Tag: Exportable
Health Check: FreeBSD - "The unknown giant"
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| FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of
| the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and
| Apple's OS X, and has powered some of the more
| successful sites on the Web, including
| Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the
| rise of Google was the busiest site on the
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