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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
PC-BSD 7.1 is a desktop operating system aimed at the normal user and is based on FreeBSD. It enables fast installation of software and getting a working desktop running fast. It can be installed as a Desktop or as a server, however I fail to see the point of the server install for a desktop OS.
It can be installed by dvd/usb or install via network and PC-BSD can perform a normal fresh install or system upgrade (Unable to test) can be selected in the system installer. PC-BSD allows you to install to these file systems:
UFS2 + Soft Updates (default)
UFS2 + Journaling.
PC-BSD give you a list of programs that you can install along with the system, these are the ones I installed.