iXsystems ha annunciato la realizzazione ed il rilascio della release 7.1 Final di PC-BSD, il primo Sistema Operativo gratuito basato sul core dell'OS Unix FreeBSD 7.2-Pre e sulle tecnologie desktop di nuova generazione KDE 4.2.2 e X.Org 7.4.
La versione 7.1 di PC-BSD Ŕ accompagnata inoltre da altre innovazioni, legate, ad esempio, alla fase di installazione del Sistema Operativo, che da ora in poi viene preceduta dalla esecuzione di fsck sul file-system, al fine di verificare l'integritÓ del disco, e alla integrazione del driver NVIDIA 180.44. Gli sviluppatori hanno inoltre arricchito notevolmente il repository, che include i pacchetti in formato PBI che permettono una agevole installazione del software applicativo.
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iXsystems announced today the release of PC-BSD Version 7.1, Galileo Edition.
PC-BSD 7.1 is built upon the FreeBSD 7.1-STABLE operating system.
FreeBSD is a UNIX-based operating system that provides a high level
of security and stability. The Galileo Edition of PC-BSD includes
updated versions of KDE (4.2.2) and Xorg (7.4). The latest version of
KDE includes new window effects, screen savers, and better 3D
Acceleration. PC-BSD exclusively features the Push Button Installer
(PBI), a push-button software installation wizard with a wide range
of applications. The latest version of the Push Button Installer
improves PBI self-containment to increase reliability.
addition to updated versions of KDE and Xorg, PC-BSD Galileo features
many improvements and bug fixes that enhance PC-BSD's general ease of
new KDE 4 printer applet enables users to easily add and manage
printers and print jobs without using the CUPS web interface.
Add / Remove Programs tool and the Update Manager have been
consolidated into "Software & Updates."
Updater Tray has been modified into a small tray-only applet that
shows users when updates are available. This is far less taxing on
the CPU than its previous versions.
ports and packages can now be created by utilizing the "runports"
stability for Flash 9 allows users to get higher quality from Flash
sites such as Hulu and Youtube.
have been made to PC-BSD's System Installer, including upgrade
functionality for those who wish to install PC-BSD while preserving
their user data.
have been made to bugs in the Wi-Fi and Networking tools, as well as
to previous Linux Emulation problems.
Galileo also features a native version of the Warden utility for
server installations (on your desktop, you can double click the
warden icon to install it). The Warden is a graphical front end to
FreeBSD jails, or virtualized FreeBSD installations. The Warden
makes jail creation and management accessible to a greater number of
users, and provides a secure and isolated environment for all sorts
of uses, such as a mail server, database server, or webserver, to
name a few. Warden configurations, called Inmates, can be used to
instantly load pre-configured jails into the Warden.
the latest KDE developments to bring style and functionality to the
PC-BSD operating system," says Kris Moore, PC-BSD Software
Development Manager, iXsystems. "New KDE visual effects accent
the stability and security of the Galileo Edition of PC-BSD. With new
printing features and improvements to the Push Button Installer and
Warden utility, PC-BSD 7.1 is now even easier to use."
PC-BSD user community is raving about the Galileo Edition of PC-BSD.
Koziol, a Student Computing Specialist, states, "Out of
curiosity, I've played with all flavors of Unix since the mid 90's
onward (BeOS, BSD, QNX, Linux, Plan9, OpenSolaris, etc.) but I've
never felt comfortable with using them as a primary OS
less switching full time. That is, until I discovered PC-BSD.
Coming from a background of nearly 20 years in Windows, I've always
wanted to successfully run BSD and now I've found an extremely
robust, comfortable, cutting edge, and secure
OS that has all the requisite apps and utilities I need to use on a
daily basis that works right out of the box. Wine makes running
most Windows apps brainlessly easy and using PBIs to install apps is
pure genius, succeeding where Linux fails."
Galileo Edition can be downloaded from http://www.pcbsd.org. It is
also available for retail sale at http://www.freebsdmall.com in a DVD
version, as well as on a USB flash drive, with both regular and
network install options.