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DesktopBSD brought back to life

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  • DesktopBSD brought back to live
  • March Issue of BSD Magazine: Handling Kernel Panic
  • FreeBSD Foundation announces new technical staff member
  • GhostBSD 3.0 released

The Rise of the Rolling Release

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ostatic.com: Rolling releases are not new. But more projects are kicking around the idea these days and some have even done it. Here are two very recent examples.

OpenBSD's de Raadt slams Red Hat, Canonical over 'secure' boot

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itwire.com: OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has slammed Red Hat and Canonical for the way they have reacted to Microsoft's introduction of "secure" boot along with Windows 8, describing both companies as wanting to be the new Microsoft.

PC-BSD 9.1 preview

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linuxbsdos.com: PC-BSD 9.1 beta 1, the latest pre-stable version of what will become PC-BSD 9.1, has been released. PC-BSD is a desktop-centric distribution based on FreeBSD. It used to be primarily a KDE-using distribution, but the installer now has options to install a system using other major desktop environments.

The story of BSD and open-source Linux

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sdtimes.com: On March 9, 1977, Bill Joy compiled the first version of Berkeley Systems Distribution Unix, known as 1BSD. This version was just an add-on to an existing Unix, however. Two years later, he released 2BSD.

PC-BSD 9 review – to FreeBSD what Ubuntu is to Debian

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linuxuser.co.uk: PC-BSD offers you a fully functional desktop environment based on rock solid FreeBSD technology, which makes it the perfect operating system for your first steps with BSD…

GhostBSD 2.5 review

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linuxbsdos.com: GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9.

FreeBSD and PC-BSD installers in pictures

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zdnet.co.uk: In January, FreeBSD hit its 9.0 release, and PC-BSD followed soon after with its FreeBSD-based 9.0 release.

GhostBSD 2.5 - Now with an Easy Graphic Installer

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ostatic.com: GhostBSD 2.5 was released a few days ago and the headline on ghostbsd.com reads "Now with an Easy and Secure Graphic Installer." GhostBSD is obviously a free BSD (and not coincidently, a FreeBSD derivative), but it aims to be a user-friendly free BSD and to improve the GNOME experience on FreeBSD.

PC-BSD 9 Review

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gnuman.com: PC-BSD 9 is a BSD distribution that is based on the latest version of FreeBSD 9 and uses KDE 4.7.3 desktop environment as it’s default desktop.

PC-BSD 9.0 released

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FreeBSD 9.0 Arrives w/ DTrace, Clang, ZFS Updates

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phoronix.com: After multiple delays spanning several months, FreeBSD 9.0 is being officially released today. While it comes late, at least there's many significant improvements.

GhostBSD 2.5: A GNOME-ified FreeBSD 9.0

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phoronix.com: If you want to try out FreeBSD 9.0 this holiday but are not turned on by the actual FreeBSD 9.0 install and setup process, nor find the KDE desktop of PC-BSD 9.0 enjoyable, you may want to try out GhostBSD 2.5.

Why aren't you using FreeBSD?

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infoworld.com: Here I sit, watching a freshly installed FreeBSD box run through cvsup on all ports, to be closely followed by a new kernel compilation. As the output flies by in the xterm, I find myself wondering why I don't run into more FreeBSD in the world.

OpenBSD 5.0 reveals MAD-themed release

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theregister.co.uk: The OpenBSD Foundation has released version 5.0 of the popular operating system and has made it available for download – or for purchase via CD if you want the bonus party pack.

The KNOS Project demo review

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dedoimedo.com: BSD-based operating systems are considered very secure. More so than Linux, in fact. KNOS is designed to be a secure, live-use only operating system, which should help users avoid any security breach from now till the end of time. The concept is sound, but what about the actual software? Let's find out.

Taking PC-BSD 9.0 BETA for a spin

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linuxcareer.com: 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.

PC-BSD 9.0 on its Way

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ostatic.com: PC-BSD is the Ubuntu of the free BSD world. It features an easy install (similar to Anaconda), with a nice default system, and usually gives no reason to fiddle under the bonnet. Version 9.0 is currently in development and Beta 2 was recently released.

FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?

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phoronix.com: FreeBSD provides a Linux binary compatibility layer that allows 32-bit Linux binaries to be natively executed on this BSD operating system. Linux binary compatibility on FreeBSD allows Linux-only applications to be executed in a near seamless manner, even for games.

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on production

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robertmh.wordpress: Yesterday I begun using Debian GNU/kFreeBSD “squeeze” in thorin, my main workstation.

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