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Designed with the desktop computer user in mind, PC-BSD® provides the following features:
  
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* '''Easy installation:''' to  install PC-BSD®, simply insert the installation media, reboot the system to start the installer, and answer a few questions in the graphical menus.
  
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* '''Automatically configured hardware:''' video, sound, network and other devices are automatically configured for you.
  
PC-BSD has been designed with the "casual" computer user in mind.  The PC-BSD community aims to provide the following features:
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* '''Intuitive desktop interface:''' PC-BSD® comes with a choice of [[Desktops | desktop environments]] to support your day-to-day computing needs.
  
* '''Easy installation:''' to  install PC-BSD, simply insert the installation DVD, reboot the system to start the installer, and answer a few questions in the graphical menus.
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* '''Easy software management:''' with [[Using AppCafe® | AppCafe®]], installing, upgrading, and uninstalling software is safe and easy.  
* '''Automatically configure hardware:''' such as video, sound, network and other devices so that they are available for use at the first system startup.
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* '''Intuitive desktop interface:''' PC-BSD comes with the latest stable version of the [http://www.kde.org KDE] desktop environment. The KDE applications alone will probably cover most of your day-to-day computing needs.
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* '''Lots of software available:''' in addition to its own software, PC-BSD® can install software that has been ported to FreeBSD (currently nearly 24,000 applications).  
* '''Easy software management:''' with the included PC-BSD  [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Using_Software_Manager Software Manager] utility, installing, upgrading, and uninstalling PBI software is safe and easy.  
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* '''Easy to update:''' PC-BSD provides a built-in Update Manager that will notify you of available system updates to install security fixes, bug fixes, system enhancements and newer versions of software.
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* '''Binary compatibility:''' for software that has not been specifically ported to FreeBSD. PC-BSD® can run almost any GNU/Linux application using {{citelink|fbsdh|url=linuxemu.html|txt=Linux binary compatability.}} It is also able to run many Windows applications using [[Windows Emulation | Wine]].
* '''Visually attractive:''' PC-BSD installs Nvidia video card drivers and the Compiz-Fusion accelerated 3D desktop for the next level of desktop experience. Adobe Flash is installed so you can watch your favorite movies and videos on Youtube and Google Video.
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* '''Architecture support:''' PC-BSD is available for the i386 architecture and for 64bit systems.
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* '''Easy to update:''' PC-BSD® provides a built-in [[Update Manager]] that will notify you of available updates and allow you to apply operating system security fixes, bug fixes, system enhancements as well as upgrade to newer versions of the operating system or installed software.
* '''Laptop support:''' provides power saving and swap space encryption, and automatically switches between wired and wifi network connections.
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* '''Secure environment:''' PC-BSD provides a pre-configured PF firewall and brute-force attack protection with denyhosts. It is also safe from viruses, adware, spyware and trojans.
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* '''Virus-free:''' PC-BSD® is not affected by viruses, spyware and other malware.
* '''Binary compatibility:''' able to run almost all GNU/Linux applications like Oracle, WordPerfect, Skype, Doom 3, Quake 4, etc. through the Linux Compatibility Layer (LCL) and able to run Windows XP/2000 through emulators (such as Qemu or Win4BSD) and Windows applications through the Wine PBI.
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* '''Easy system administration:''' PC-BSD provides many graphical tools for performing system administration tasks.
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* '''No defragmentation:''' PC-BSD® hard drives do not need to be defragmented and do not slow down over time. PC-BSD® also supports {{citelink|wp|url=ZFS|txt=ZFS}} which is a self-healing filesystem.
* '''Localization:''' PC-BSD supports a number of native languages and locales.
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* '''Vibrant community:''' PC-BSD has a friendly and helpful [http://forums.pcbsd.org/ support community].
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* '''Architecture support:''' PC-BSD® is available for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
* '''Professional support:''' professional email and phone support is available from [http://www.ixsystems.com/ iXsystems].
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* '''Laptop support:''' provides power saving and swap space encryption and automatically switches between wired and wifi network connections.
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* '''Secure environment:''' PC-BSD® provides a pre-configured {{citelink|url=http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/|txt=PF firewall}}, brute-force attack protection with {{citelink|url=http://www.ossec.net/|txt=OSSEC}}, and a Host-based Intrusion Detection System with {{citelink|url=http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/|txt=Fail2ban}}.
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* '''Easy system administration:''' PC-BSD® provides a [[Control Panel]] containing many graphical tools for performing system administration tasks.
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* '''Localization:''' PC-BSD® supports a number of [[Become a Translator | native languages]] and locales.
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* '''Vibrant community:''' PC-BSD® has a friendly and helpful [[Finding Help | support community]].
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* '''Professional support:''' professional email and phone support is available from {{citelink|url=https://www.ixsystems.com/ix/support/software/pc-bsd-support|txt=iXsystems}}.
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Revision as of 22:18, 16 February 2013

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Designed with the desktop computer user in mind, PC-BSD® provides the following features:

  • Easy installation: to install PC-BSD®, simply insert the installation media, reboot the system to start the installer, and answer a few questions in the graphical menus.
  • Automatically configured hardware: video, sound, network and other devices are automatically configured for you.
  • Intuitive desktop interface: PC-BSD® comes with a choice of desktop environments to support your day-to-day computing needs.
  • Easy software management: with AppCafe®, installing, upgrading, and uninstalling software is safe and easy.
  • Lots of software available: in addition to its own software, PC-BSD® can install software that has been ported to FreeBSD (currently nearly 24,000 applications).
  • Binary compatibility: for software that has not been specifically ported to FreeBSD. PC-BSD® can run almost any GNU/Linux application using Linux binary compatability.[1] It is also able to run many Windows applications using Wine.
  • Easy to update: PC-BSD® provides a built-in Update Manager that will notify you of available updates and allow you to apply operating system security fixes, bug fixes, system enhancements as well as upgrade to newer versions of the operating system or installed software.
  • Virus-free: PC-BSD® is not affected by viruses, spyware and other malware.
  • No defragmentation: PC-BSD® hard drives do not need to be defragmented and do not slow down over time. PC-BSD® also supports ZFS[2] which is a self-healing filesystem.
  • Architecture support: PC-BSD® is available for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
  • Laptop support: provides power saving and swap space encryption and automatically switches between wired and wifi network connections.
  • Secure environment: PC-BSD® provides a pre-configured PF firewall[3], brute-force attack protection with OSSEC[4], and a Host-based Intrusion Detection System with Fail2ban[5].
  • Easy system administration: PC-BSD® provides a Control Panel containing many graphical tools for performing system administration tasks.
  • Professional support: professional email and phone support is available from iXsystems[6].

References


  1. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/linuxemu.html
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS
  3. http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/
  4. http://www.ossec.net/
  5. http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/
  6. https://www.ixsystems.com/ix/support/software/pc-bsd-support