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5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

I’ve been keeping track of developments in PC-BSD for the past several months, more than I’ve done in more than three years. I’ve reviewed the last two releases – see PC-BSD 10.1 review, PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review, written about an aspect of its package manager – see Getting to know the pkg audit command on PC-BSD and FreeBSD, and even […]

March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · pc-bsd

Getting to know the pkg audit command on PC-BSD and FreeBSD

If you’re new to FreeBSD and PC-BSD, you might not yet be aware of all their package manager’s many commands. Nobody expects you to, at least not initially. Pkg is that package manager and one of the its many commands I think you should get to know asap is the audit command. It’s used to audit installed packages against known […]

February 8, 2015 · 0 comments · pc-bsd
PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review

PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was PC-BSD 10.1. And that was actually just late last year. You may read that review at PC-BSD 10.1 review. It was the worst edition of any distribution I have even reviewed. An installation of the Cinnamon desktop, which shipped with Cinnamon 2.2, was especially bad. Out of the box, it was unusable. When […]

February 7, 2015 · 11 comments · pc-bsd, Reviews
Failed attempts to dual-boot PC-BSD 10.1 with Windows 8

Failed attempts to dual-boot PC-BSD 10.1 with Windows 8

After reviewing PC-BSD 10.1 and installing it on an encrypted hard drive, the next logical thing to do is attempt a dual-boot setup between it and Windows 8 and publish an article showing how to go about it. Unfortunately, multiple attempts to setup such a system failed, so instead of writing about how to set up a dual-boot system between […]

November 27, 2014 · 9 comments · pc-bsd, Tutorials/Tips
How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1

How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1

Full disk encryption is supported in the graphical installer of PC-BSD 10.1, which was released on November 16 and which I just reviewed just three days ago (see PC-BSD 10.1 review). In this article, you’ll read how to install a default PC-BSD 10.1 system on a single hard drive with full disk encryption configured. The installation image I used is […]

November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · pc-bsd, Tutorials/Tips
PC-BSD 10.1 review

PC-BSD 10.1 review

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was the 9.1 edition, and that was back in December 2012 (see PC-BSD 9.1 preview). That’s almost two years ago, But that’s because I’ve been very disappointed with subsequent releases after that, so I never bothered to write another review, though I was each testing each release privately. When the first 10.0 edition was […]

November 24, 2014 · 13 comments · pc-bsd, Reviews