Difference between revisions of "What's New in 9.1"

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The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD 9.0:
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The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD 9.1:
  
* the ability to choose from 11 [[Desktops | desktop managers]] during and after intallation
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* based on FreeBSD 9.1.
* PBIs are no longer self-contained and now safely share libraries using a hash database; this feature reduces their download size significantly
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* installer has been revamped to separate pre-installation from post-installation tasks. This makes it easier to automate the roll-out of multiple installations.
* PBI upgrades are now incremental, meaning that only the changed files need to be downloaded
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* Warden has been revamped
* Software Manager has been improved and is now known as [[Using AppCafe™ | AppCafe™]]
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* Bluetooth configuration GUI added to Control Panel
* the [[PBI Manager | PBI system]] has been rewritten to allow for scriptable, command line utilities
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* a PC-BSD [[Control Panel]] has been added which provides access to the PC-BSD configuration options, regardless of the desktop manager one is logged into
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* configuration utilities from 4 different desktop managers can be added to Control Panel, even when not logged into that desktop manager
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* [[Update Manager]] has been rewritten and now allows one to upgrade the operating system, PBIs and software installed with the operating system, to apply security patches, and rebuild the kernel or world
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* a wireless configuration tool has been added to the system tray which shows all available networks and provides a quick connect option
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* [[Life Preserver]] has been improved, making it easier than ever to manage backups
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* a [[Display | Display Manager]] is now included with Control Panel
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* you can install [[MythTV]] or [[XBMC]] during or after installation
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* touchscreen drivers are included and will automatically detect touch screens on laptops
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* the '''amountd''' script automatically detects USB devices for desktop managers that don't support devd
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* the ability to install directly to Mac OS X BootCamp partitions has been added
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* PC-BSD configuration utilities are single-instance, meaning that you can't inadvertently end up with multiple open copies of the same application
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Revision as of 07:14, 28 February 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

The following features have been added to or improved for PC-BSD 9.1:

  • based on FreeBSD 9.1.
  • installer has been revamped to separate pre-installation from post-installation tasks. This makes it easier to automate the roll-out of multiple installations.
  • Warden has been revamped
  • Bluetooth configuration GUI added to Control Panel