PC-BSD has as its goal to be an easy to install and use desktop OS, which is built on the FreeBSD operating system. To accomplish this, it currently has a graphical installation, which will enable even UNIX novices to easily install and getup and running. The system comes loaded with the "K" Desktop Environment (KDE), which lets users immediately sit down to a familiar interface. Also developed exclusively for PC-BSD is the PBI system, which lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting & installing format, similar to InstallShield® on Windows®.
PC BSD 1.0rc2 Features :
•Fully functional desktop operating system, running FreeBSD 6.0 under the hood.
•Graphical system installer, makes the process of installing your system take only minutes.
•Advanced stability & performance that FreeBSD users have come to expect.
•Easy to use package management system (PBI), but also works with standard FreeBSD ports/packages.
•Graphical tools for system administration and support.
•Friendly and helpful support community.
•PBI packages are self-contained, and do not rely on numerous system dependancies.
•Very clean minimal install (1 installation CD), no cluttered mess of programs and dependancies to untangle.
•Online Update Manager - Manually or automatically downloads and installs updates for your operating system, without touching your installed programs.