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Printer configuration and management on PC-BSD 8

PC-BSDPC-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 distributions, a connected printer is automatically configured. On PC-BSD 8, however, getting a printer to work requires manual configuration. To simplify that task, a number of printer management utilities are available. You may access the main printer management interface from System Settings > Printer Configuration, or just launch a browser and type http://localhost:631 into the address bar to access the CUPS Web (management) Interface. If you have an HP printer, the HP Device Manager is also available, accessible from Applications > Utilities > HP Device Manager. You may also find the following articles useful: PC-BSD 8 review and PC-BSD 8 installation guide. ...
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PC-BSD 8 review

PC-BSDPC-BSD is a FreeBSD-based desktop distribution, with KDE as the default desktop environment. It is the most actively developed of the BSD, desktop distributions listed on this site. This review is of PC-BSD 8, the latest stable edition, which was released earlier this week. Installation - PC-BSD 8 sports a redesigned graphical installation program. It is one of the better graphical installation programs available on any distribution - Linux or BSD. It features a very clean and intuitive interface. Aside from providing a means to install a complete desktop system, the installer also allows for the installation of a FreeBSD server. ...
Boot splash screen of PC-BSD 8

PC-BSD 8 installation guide

PC-BSDPC-BSD 8 is the latest edition of PC-BSD, a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD, with KDE as its default desktop environment. It features a graphical installation program that should be easy enough for anybody to use. However, some sections of the installer could pose some difficulty to those new to the this distribution (and to the BSDs). If you belong to that user group, this installation guide is for you. The screen shot shows all the options available for installation. You may choose to boot into the live environment, or just install straight to your PC's hard drive. If you take no action, the default is to install to hard drive. For this tutorial, we want to install to hard drive. Boot splash screen of PC-BSD 8 ...
Adding a rule

PC-BSD’s graphical firewall manager

PC-BSDPC-BSD is a desktop-oriented, FreeBSD-based distribution with KDE as the default desktop environment. The version due to be released shortly is PC-BSD 8. Because it the only BSD-based desktop distribution that's in a position to compete with the best Linux desktop distributions, I'll be publishing a number of articles over the next few weeks to introduce those not yet familiar with it to some of its management tools. This post takes a look at the graphical firewall manager. The firewall application on PC-BSD (8) is OpenBSD's Packet Filter (PF). It is a very powerful firewall application with many advanced features and functionalities. At the command line, the rules are a lot easier to write and understand than Linux's IPTables/Netfilter. Though simple and intuitive to use, the graphical firewall manager that will ship with PC-BSD 8 only gives you access to a very small subset of the many useful features and functionalities of PF. ...