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PC-BSD 9 review – to FreeBSD what Ubuntu is to Debian

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linuxuser.co.uk: PC-BSD offers you a fully functional desktop environment based on rock solid FreeBSD technology, which makes it the perfect operating system for your first steps with BSD…

GhostBSD 2.5 review

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linuxbsdos.com: GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9.

FreeBSD and PC-BSD installers in pictures

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zdnet.co.uk: In January, FreeBSD hit its 9.0 release, and PC-BSD followed soon after with its FreeBSD-based 9.0 release.

GhostBSD 2.5 - Now with an Easy Graphic Installer

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ostatic.com: GhostBSD 2.5 was released a few days ago and the headline on ghostbsd.com reads "Now with an Easy and Secure Graphic Installer." GhostBSD is obviously a free BSD (and not coincidently, a FreeBSD derivative), but it aims to be a user-friendly free BSD and to improve the GNOME experience on FreeBSD.

PC-BSD 9 Review

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gnuman.com: PC-BSD 9 is a BSD distribution that is based on the latest version of FreeBSD 9 and uses KDE 4.7.3 desktop environment as it’s default desktop.

PC-BSD 9.0 released

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FreeBSD 9.0 Arrives w/ DTrace, Clang, ZFS Updates

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phoronix.com: After multiple delays spanning several months, FreeBSD 9.0 is being officially released today. While it comes late, at least there's many significant improvements.

GhostBSD 2.5: A GNOME-ified FreeBSD 9.0

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phoronix.com: If you want to try out FreeBSD 9.0 this holiday but are not turned on by the actual FreeBSD 9.0 install and setup process, nor find the KDE desktop of PC-BSD 9.0 enjoyable, you may want to try out GhostBSD 2.5.

Why aren't you using FreeBSD?

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infoworld.com: Here I sit, watching a freshly installed FreeBSD box run through cvsup on all ports, to be closely followed by a new kernel compilation. As the output flies by in the xterm, I find myself wondering why I don't run into more FreeBSD in the world.

OpenBSD 5.0 reveals MAD-themed release

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theregister.co.uk: The OpenBSD Foundation has released version 5.0 of the popular operating system and has made it available for download – or for purchase via CD if you want the bonus party pack.

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