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01.24.14

PC-BSD 10.0 is Coming Shortly

Posted in BSD at 7:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: BSD on the desktop is about to hit an important milestone

According to the PC-BSD Web site [1], PC-BSD 10.0 is coming soon, following the rescue of OpenBSD ($100,000 in cash [2], based on other coverage [3,4]) and the release of FreeBSD 10.0, which is now receiving good coverage from decent sources [5,6,7].

PC-BSD is an important project because it makes desktops that are based on BSD (with KDE) easy to set up, use, and customise. The other BSDs mostly target server users.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 Now Available

    This will likely be our LAST RC before issuing the 10.0-FINAL release in a week or so. Please report any outstanding issues to our bug database.

  2. WHEW! OpenBSD won’t CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall
  3. Bitcoin Baron Keeps a Secretive Open Source OS Alive

    Recently, Theo de Raadt and the other engineers who oversee the OpenBSD operating system were hit with a $20,000 bill for the electricity that feeds the computers on which they test this venerable piece of software. fter they revealed that the bill could bring the project down, Mircea Popescu, the Romanian who runs the online bitcoin exchange MPEx, stepped in to save them.

  4. OpenBSD Seeks Cash to Save Open Source Server OS

    How much are free, open source operating systems worth? The outcome of the financial crisis currently besetting OpenBSD, an open source OS that is particularly important in servers and embedded devices, could provide a clue, as the OpenBSD Foundation seeks $20,000 to pay overdue electricity bills.

  5. Open Source FreeBSD 10 Takes on Virtualization
  6. FreeBSD 10.0 Final Released
  7. FreeBSD 10.0 lands, targets VMs and laptops
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