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.
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.

Related Posts

PC-BSD 9.1 installer preview The latest snapshot release of PC-BSD 9, which will become PC-BSD 9.1, has just been officially announced in the developers mailing list. PC-BSD is a ...
How to install PC-BSD on an encrypted ZFS file system As a desktop distribution built atop FreeBSD, PC-BSD makes available to the desktop user all the cool technologies inside FreeBSD. One of those cool t...
PC-BSD 8.1 review PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8....
Printer configuration and management on PC-BSD 8 PC-BSD is a desktop-centric distribution based on FreeBSD. The latest stable version, released just this week, is PC-BSD 8. On most Linux, desktop dis...
PC-BSD 9 installer preview The current stable release of PC-BSD available for download is version 8.1. Version 8.2 is due sometime very early next year (mid to late January is t...
What the future holds for PC-BSD PC-BSD is a multi-purpose distribution of FreeBSD. The last stable release is PC-BSD 9.1. Development and releases tend to be slow and infrequent, and...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*