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Welcome to PC-BSD and many thanks for your interest.
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Early in 2005, Kris Moore, the founder of [http://www.pcbsd.org/ PC-BSD], presented the first beta version of PC-BSD, an easy-to-use FreeBSD-based operating system pre-configured for desktop use. Since then, PC-BSD has matured into a polished, feature-rich, free-of-charge, open source operating system that anyone can use, from the beginner to the advanced user alike.
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PC-BSD is essentially a customized installation of FreeBSD, not a forked derivative. Since the underlying FreeBSD system has been kept intact, you have a fully functional FreeBSD system under the hood. PC-BSD is basically a pre-configured FreeBSD with a graphical installer, graphical package management, pre-installed packages, and some handy graphical utilities to make PC-BSD suitable for desktop use. As a user of PC-BSD, you don’t have to worry about configuring your system, instead you can simply install and start using it.
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Welcome to PC-BSD®!
  
The main difference between PC-BSD and FreeBSD is that PC-BSD is geared towards desktop use, while FreeBSD has been created with server use in mind. Other differences include:
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{{citelink|url=http://www.pcbsd.org/|txt=PC-BSD®}} began in 2005 when Kris Moore presented the first beta version of a {{citelink|url=http://www.freebsd.org/|txt=FreeBSD}} operating system pre-configured for desktop use. Since then, PC-BSD® has matured into a polished, feature-rich, free-of-charge, open source operating system that meets the desktop needs of the beginner to the advanced user alike.
  
* PC-BSD pre-configures at least one desktop manager during installation
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PC-BSD® is essentially a customized installation of FreeBSD, not a forked derivative. Since the underlying FreeBSD system has been kept intact, you have a fully functional FreeBSD system under the hood. PC-BSD® provides a graphical installer, a graphical package management system, and dozens of graphical utilities that make PC-BSD® suitable for desktop use. As a user of PC-BSD®, you don’t have to worry about configuring a FreeBSD system for desktop use; instead you can simply install and start using it.
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The main difference between PC-BSD® and FreeBSD is that PC-BSD® is geared towards desktop use, while FreeBSD has been created with server use in mind. Other differences include:
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* PC-BSD® pre-configures at least one desktop environment during installation
 
      
 
      
* PC-BSD is installed by a graphical installer rather than a text based installer
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* PC-BSD® is installed by a graphical installer rather than a text based installer
  
* The PC-BSD installer supports additional features such as configuring ZFS and encryption during installation
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* the PC-BSD® installer supports additional features such as configuring ZFS and encryption during installation
 
      
 
      
* PC-BSD provides a graphical software management system  
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* PC-BSD® provides a graphical software management system
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* PC-BSD® provides a Control Panel of graphical utilities for configuring the system
 
      
 
      
* PC-BSD’s rc.conf and sysctl.conf have been tweaked for a desktop environment
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* PC-BSD® has an ''rc.conf'' and a ''sysctl.conf'' that are tweaked for a desktop environment
 
      
 
      
* PC-BSD comes pre-configured with a number of automatic scripts to perform tasks such as connecting digital cameras or USB memory sticks  
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* PC-BSD® comes pre-configured with a number of automatic scripts to perform tasks such as connecting digital cameras or USB memory sticks  
  
PC-BSD started off as an independent project, but since October, 2006 PC-BSD is (financially) backed and supported by the enterprise-class hardware solutions provider [http://www.ixsystems.com/ iXsystems].
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PC-BSD® started off as an independent project, but since October, 2006 PC-BSD® is (financially) backed and supported by the enterprise-class hardware solutions provider {{citelink|url=http://www.ixsystems.com/|txt=iXsystems}}.
  
 
The rest of this section discusses:
 
The rest of this section discusses:
 
      
 
      
* [[PC-BSD's Goals and Features]]
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* [[Goals and Features]]
  
* [[What's New in 9]]
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* [[What's&nbsp;New&nbsp;in&nbsp;9.1]]
 
    
 
    
* [[PC-BSD Releases]]
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* [[PC-BSD®&nbsp;Releases]]
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* [[PC-BSD® for Linux Users]]
  
* [[PC-BSD for Linux Users]]
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Revision as of 22:28, 18 December 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Welcome to PC-BSD®!

PC-BSD®[1] began in 2005 when Kris Moore presented the first beta version of a FreeBSD[2] operating system pre-configured for desktop use. Since then, PC-BSD® has matured into a polished, feature-rich, free-of-charge, open source operating system that meets the desktop needs of the beginner to the advanced user alike.

PC-BSD® is essentially a customized installation of FreeBSD, not a forked derivative. Since the underlying FreeBSD system has been kept intact, you have a fully functional FreeBSD system under the hood. PC-BSD® provides a graphical installer, a graphical package management system, and dozens of graphical utilities that make PC-BSD® suitable for desktop use. As a user of PC-BSD®, you don’t have to worry about configuring a FreeBSD system for desktop use; instead you can simply install and start using it.

The main difference between PC-BSD® and FreeBSD is that PC-BSD® is geared towards desktop use, while FreeBSD has been created with server use in mind. Other differences include:

  • PC-BSD® pre-configures at least one desktop environment during installation
  • PC-BSD® is installed by a graphical installer rather than a text based installer
  • the PC-BSD® installer supports additional features such as configuring ZFS and encryption during installation
  • PC-BSD® provides a graphical software management system
  • PC-BSD® provides a Control Panel of graphical utilities for configuring the system
  • PC-BSD® has an rc.conf and a sysctl.conf that are tweaked for a desktop environment
  • PC-BSD® comes pre-configured with a number of automatic scripts to perform tasks such as connecting digital cameras or USB memory sticks

PC-BSD® started off as an independent project, but since October, 2006 PC-BSD® is (financially) backed and supported by the enterprise-class hardware solutions provider iXsystems[3].

The rest of this section discusses:

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  1. http://www.pcbsd.org/
  2. http://www.freebsd.org/
  3. http://www.ixsystems.com/
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