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Taking PC-BSD 9.0 BETA for a spin

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PC-BSD is a FreeBSD derivative started in 2005 by Kris Moore with the purpose of offering an easy-to-use experience to anyone trying FreeBSD.

The first big change, when compared to FreeBSD, is a graphical installer, then there are PBIs, which offer a more user-friendly package management experience and are self-contained, eliminating the dependency problems. PBI files are just like Windows' installers in essence, but of course you can use the ports system of FreeBSD, should you want to. PC-BSD does not change anything from FreeBSD's code base, so the two systems are compatible. The BETA2 release of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0, based on FreeBSD's upcoming release, was announced just a few days ago, and since the developers promise us lots of enticing goodies, we downloaded and started the installation.

2. INSTALLING PC-BSD 9.0 BETA2

You probably noticed that you have quite a few options regarding the download of PC-BSD.

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