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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.  
 
* '''Automatically configured hardware:''' video, sound, network and other devices are automatically configured for you.  
  
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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.
 
* '''Intuitive desktop interface:''' PC-BSD® comes with a choice of [[Desktops | desktop environments]] to support your day-to-day computing needs.
  
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* '''Easy software management:''' with [[Using AppCafe® | AppCafe®]], installing, upgrading, and uninstalling software is safe and easy.  
 
* '''Easy software management:''' with [[Using AppCafe® | 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).  
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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 over 24,000 applications).  
  
* '''Binary compatibility:''' for software that hasn't 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]].
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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]].
  
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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.
 
* '''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.  
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* '''Virus-free:''' PC-BSD® is not affected by viruses, spyware, or 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 {{citelink|wp|url=ZFS|txt=ZFS}} which is a self-healing filesystem.
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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® uses {{citelink|wp|url=ZFS|txt=ZFS}} which is a self-healing filesystem.
* '''Architecture support:''' PC-BSD® is available for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
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* '''Laptop support:''' provides power saving and swap space encryption and automatically switches between wired and wifi network connections.
 
* '''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}}.
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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]].
 
* '''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}}.
 
* '''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 17:48, 20 August 2013

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

PC-BSD® provides the following features:

  • Easy installation: to install either a graphical desktop or command-line server version of 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 over 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, or other malware.
  • No defragmentation: PC-BSD® hard drives do not need to be defragmented and do not slow down over time. PC-BSD® uses ZFS[2] which is a self-healing filesystem.
  • 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
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