PC-BSD 9.1 preview

Though the K Desktop Environment (KDE), GNOME 2, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), and Xfce are all supported by the installer, on the two test installation I made, I chose to use KDE and GNOME 2.

If you are fan of GNOME 2, that is, if you don’t like GNOME 3 that much, rejoice. The next five screen shots are from the GNOME 2 test installation.

The default GNOME 2 desktop.
PC-BSD 9.1 GNOME

Epiphany is the desktop’s default Web browser. Firefox is not installed.
PC-BSD GNOME

System tools.
PC-BSD GNOME

Other system or admin tools.
PC-BSD GNOME

Some GNOME games are installed.
PC-BSD GNOME

For KDE fans, the next 6 screen shots are for you.

The default KDE Plasma desktop.
PC-BSD KDE

The desktop showing the applications tab of the Kickoff menu.
PC-BSD KDE

Applications in the Office menu category. Note that there is no Office suite installed.
PC-BSD KDE Menu

The KDE desktop as seen from the Plasma Netbook interface.
PC-BSD KDE Netbook

Installed Internet applications as seen from the KDE Plasma Netbook interface. Konqueror is the installed Web browser. As in the GNOME 2 installation. Firefox is not installed.
PC-BSD KDE Internet

Installed games as seen from the KDE Plasma Netbook interface.
PC-BSD KDE Games

This is a screen shot of the network interface configuration utility. I did not test to see if the network interface failover feature works, but I will before the publication of the review.

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PC-BSD Network Config

To download an installation image of PC-BSD 9.1 for your platform, click here. You may read the Release Notes here.

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