PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE is Now Available

PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE is now available for download!

A special thank you to all the developers, testers, translators and docs team members who helped make this release possible.

10.0-RELEASE notable features

  • Includes FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE
  • Updated KMS / AMD driver support
  • ISO file is a hybrid USB file, and can be “dd”ed to a USB media.
  • New text-based installer
  • Able to select between GRUB/BSD loaders during installation
  • New desktops! Gnome 3, Mate (Replaces Gnome2) and Cinnamon

For a more complete list, checkout the What’s New in 10.0.


Online updating to 10.0-RELEASE is now available for users running 9.2-RELEASE systems. As with any upgrade, please make sure to backup your critical data beforehand.

To get started, first ensure that your packages and world/kernel are up to date, and then apply the update to 10.0 using the following command at a root prompt:

pc-updatemanager install fbsd-10.0-RELEASE

NOTE: If you are on an older 9.2 install that still uses UFS, you will want to install 10.0 fresh and move to ZFS. Many of our new tools and utilities depend upon ZFS functionality.

Reporting Issues

Found a bug? Please report it, in as much detail as possible, to our Trac database.

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Comments (89)

  • sg1efc
    January 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm |

    Thank you very much Kris, Ken, Dru, Josh, everyone at: PC-BSD, FreeBSD, iXsystsems, University of Berkeley, California and all those elsewhere who have contributed. 🙂

    So is iXsystems going to throw a nice party for all of you to celebrate this milestone release? 🙂

    • January 30, 2014 at 8:20 am |

      I’ll have to ask iX 🙂

  • January 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm |

    Thank you very much for all of your efforts that went into updating to 10-RELEASE.

    • January 30, 2014 at 8:20 am |

      You’re welcome!

  • January 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm |

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  • nrgmilk
    January 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm |


    • January 30, 2014 at 8:13 am |


  • Root Starski
    January 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm |

    5 mins. after installing RC5, I open Firefox in my fresh PC-BSD and read on PC-BSD blog about final 10.0 – lol. Anyway, RC5 was smooth guest install in Vbox 4.3.6/MSOS host. I was glad to see proper automagic install of Flash in Firefox. Thanx a lot – GJ! PC-BSD fanboy since. 9.0 😉

    • January 30, 2014 at 8:10 am |


  • January 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm |

    Hope that Intel Centrino -N will work at this version, I’m downloading atm…

    • January 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm |

      Hope that Intel Centrino -N 2230* will work at this version, I’m downloading atm…

      • January 30, 2014 at 8:03 am |

        Let us know!

        • Tigra
          March 8, 2014 at 2:27 am |

          Intel Wireless-N 2230 do not work out-of-box after install.(PC-BSD 10.0 x64)

        • August 29, 2014 at 9:19 am |

          Intel Centrino-n 2230 still doesn’t work at version 10.0.3 🙁

          • September 11, 2014 at 3:03 am |

            I see that it’s in HEAD (11), not sure whether or not it will be back-ported to 10.1…

  • RyanBram
    January 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm |

    Thank you PC-BSD developers who make a great BSD operating system for desktop users.

    As currently there is only 64 bit version of PC-BSD (and only ZFS filesystem), is it possible to install and run it on Netbook with IntelAtom processor seamlessly?

    I just hope netbook users wasn’t leave behind.


    • Ken Moore
      January 30, 2014 at 7:42 am |

      RyanBram » I have 10.0 running on a little netbook here (Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM) and it works fine. Of course, you probably don’t want to be running a heavy desktop like KDE on that, but you can try it if you want.

  • January 30, 2014 at 4:51 am |

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  • Michael
    January 30, 2014 at 5:46 am |

    What version of firefox does this have?

    • January 30, 2014 at 7:38 am |

      AppCafe is currently showing 26.0.1 and esr-24.2.0,1.

    • Ken Moore
      January 30, 2014 at 7:40 am |

      Michael » PC-BSD keeps the available PBIs/packages up-to-date with their respective FreeBSD ports (so Firefox is currently version 26.0, but it will get updated as soon as the FreeBSD port is updated).

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:18 am |

    […] PC-BSD 10 ist da! […]

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:25 am |

    […] PC-BSD 10.0 Released […]

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:58 am |

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  • Hamid Heyhat
    January 30, 2014 at 8:11 am |

    Thank you for tbe great job.
    I am trying to install version 10, but all I got after the grub screen is a lack window with no information, no DVD blink, nothing looks like it’s hanged.
    I am using AMD CPU FX seri asle and Asus Radeon plus Asus main board the result is same in UEFI boot our without UEFI.

    • January 30, 2014 at 8:17 am |

      Is this a fresh install or an upgrade?

      If a fresh install, start the installer again, make your usual selections, but at the very last screen, save the config to a USB. Then, open a bug report at trac.pcbsd.org that includes that config.

      • Hamid Heyhat
        January 30, 2014 at 8:25 am |

        It’s a fresh install, and it’s not going to that level, what I get after boot from DVD, is a grub boot menu and what ever i select as boot option a black windows will open on top of the grub and after 5 our 6 second the DVD will stop blink I gave it more than half of hrs to see if it’s passing from that black screen but nothing.

      • Hamid Heyhat
        January 30, 2014 at 9:27 am |

        The ticket #962 has been created. You can now attach the desired files.

        Attaché you can see a video.

        • January 30, 2014 at 9:31 am |

          Thanks, Hamid!

  • Anonymous
    January 30, 2014 at 8:21 am |

    Where’s the official torrent file?

    • January 30, 2014 at 8:33 am |

      No official torrents now that we’re on a CDN. We suggest a download program such as http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ which takes advantage of multiple sources.

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2014 at 10:31 am |

      Search via official MD5 – 6ba4d8ae90f943d76ed02b6de29612f9

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2014 at 10:40 am |
    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2014 at 11:08 am |


  • January 30, 2014 at 11:16 am |

    […] Fuente: http://blog.pcbsd.org/2014/01/pc-bsd-10-0-release-is-now-available/trackback/ […]

  • […] tracking the release cycle of FreeBSD, Kris Moore has now announced the availability of PC-BSD […]

  • mohmad
    January 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm |

    I’m at the top of grief and sorrow, I’ve waited so long and in the end I did not get what I want
    I want a system that supports processor i386
    Why you do not do in this matter – is it impossible?

    • mato
      January 31, 2014 at 2:07 am |

      the same here 🙁 … got to say goodbye to most installations of pcbsd for me, friends, relatives … oh well :/

  • […] the announcement of PC-BSD 10.0 on the PC-BSD blog, iXsystems has released a press release to announce the new achievement: PC-BSD 10: Propelling the […]

  • January 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm |

    […] neue Version PC-BSD 10.0 baut auf FreeBSD 10.0 auf und bringt dementsprechend einen neuen Kernel, Unterstützung des […]

  • Austin Kim
    January 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm |

    Hey, mohmad, try the FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE DVD ISO for i386, available from the FreeBSD Web site. The new pkgng infrastructure makes installing binary packages easy.

  • January 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm |

    […] and then apply the update to 10.0 using the following command at a root prompt.” Read the release announcement and visit the what’s new page for a detailed list of changes and upgrade information. […]

  • Makhate
    January 31, 2014 at 12:01 am |

    Why don’t you call it PC-BSD X

  • Matt
    January 31, 2014 at 5:45 am |

    Thanks. Trying it now! 🙂

  • mimochodem
    January 31, 2014 at 5:49 am |

    Hi, first of all, let me congratulate you the release! But I think it’s mismatch between iso and md5 files. Got iso twice, both times with same checksum, different than the one from md5 file…

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014 at 11:31 am |

      Had the exact same issue 3 times. iso did not match the md5.

      Assumed the NSA had inserted some nasy code in the .iso so downloaded the .iso until the md5 matched.

      Total waste of bandwidth. Come one PC-BSD, always release a torrent!

      • February 1, 2014 at 8:51 am |

        Which mirror did you download from?

        • Andy Chow
          June 24, 2014 at 10:30 am |

          Hey Dru, how hard is it really to provide a torrent or a magnet link? The download is so much faster, and it feels like we are part of a community, sharing bandwidth to spread the good stuff.

          GotBSD still only links to pc-bsd 9.

          • June 24, 2014 at 11:04 am |

            We simply don’t have the resources to create and maintain torrents. However, any user is welcome to do this and to share their torrent info in the forums or as a comment on the blog post for a particular release. We’re also looking for volunteers to take this on 🙂

  • gatekeeper
    January 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm |

    Congratulations to the PC-BSD team on this important release.

    My main concern is the upgrade process from 9.2 RELEASE to 10.0 RELEASE. Is it a seamless one or will there be many breakages ? I noticed a few people in the forums ending up with missing packages when performing this upgrade.

    • February 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm |

      Any of the bumps should be reported/fixed by now. When upgrading, one should always expect something to happen (even if nothing does) and to be on the safe side by creating a BE and a backup first in case they are needed.

      When in doubt, back up your data, do a fresh install, and restore the backup.

  • weanti
    January 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm |

    Will there be a live image as well? It was available for the 9 series.

    • February 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm |

      ATM we don’t have the cycles to build, test, and maintain a testing image with each release. If you (or anyone else) has the time to take this on, let us know!

  • February 1, 2014 at 6:40 am |

    […] demeure le choix par défaut. Plus de détails sur PC-BSD 10.0-RELEASE peuvent être trouvés via le blog de PC-BSD et la page d’accueil du site. Téléchargement. Source: […]

  • Aeomer
    February 1, 2014 at 7:50 am |

    Release is broken for a clean install. RC5 was fine.

    1. Desktops (standard) do not install – only Fluxbox available.
    2. Can install XFCE from inside Fluxbox with package manager, but KDE install gives checksum errors.
    3. NVidia does not install during full installation.
    4. Nvidia driver says it installed from within XFCE, but actually didn’t. Package manager says it is installed.

    There are huge numbers of errors logged during installation – all of them checksum errors. This is typical of a release where the RC was tested but the RTM was not. It seems we became Microsoft somewhere in the last week.
    Returning to RC5, everyone should avoid the release version until it’s been properly checked and fixed; unless of course you like frustration.

  • Aeomer
    February 1, 2014 at 7:58 am |

    I’ve just confirmed an RC5 clean install is fine, RELEASE clean install is more broken than a broken thing with a particular reason to be broken.

    Giving up for today – this is too frustrating.

    • Aeomer
      February 1, 2014 at 8:43 am |

      I think I have found it. The UK mirror is only 2.01GB iso! MD5 matches – weird!
      Downloading from further afield – I do hope the 3.6GB works better.

      • February 1, 2014 at 8:45 am |

        That would make sense. What is the URL to this mirror?

        • Aeomer
          February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am |

          UK, Kent – was the problem.

          I tried another mirror which works fine. I am getting the p5 build nowto try – I can’t see any reason why not to have the latest FreeBSD.

  • […] ist jetzt auch die sehr empfehlenswerte Desktop-Variante PC-BSD 10 mit ZFS als default file system verfügbar. Mit ECC RAM und USV ein richtiges […]

  • dpa078
    February 2, 2014 at 5:41 am |

    what’s the best way to update from 9.1?
    i’m on ZFS, so hopefully it should be ok to do a direct upgrade?
    i seem to have some issued with the updatemanager…

    ➜ ~ pc-updatemanager install fbsd-10.0-RELEASE
    Using mirror: ftp://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd
    ERROR: Invalid update: fbsd-10.0-RELEASE
    ➜ ~ df -kh
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    tank0 151G 132G 19G 87% /
    devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev
    /dev/label/boot0 1G 229M 697M 25% /boot-mount
    procfs 4.0k 4.0k 0B 100% /proc
    linprocfs 4.0k 4.0k 0B 100% /compat/linux/proc
    /dev/gpt/data01 2.7T 1.6T 897G 65% /mnt/data01
    /dev/gpt/data02 2.7T 2.5T -8.6G 100% /mnt/data02
    tank0/usr 51G 32G 19G 63% /usr
    tank0/var 20G 1.3G 19G 6% /var

  • Gerd
    February 2, 2014 at 9:06 am |

    can I ask if there is the option to encrypt the whole filesystem, or at least do it manually on /mnt, during installation ? Was a good feature to hide the data when using usb stick to boot..

    • February 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm |

      That option isn’t in the GUI installer, though it’s still available in the scriptable back-end. There’s also no GUI option atm for full-disk encryption, though the built in geli commands are available for those comfortable doing this at the CLI. At some point, this will be added back to the GUI installer and a GUI util will be made for post-install.

  • agha
    February 2, 2014 at 9:35 am |

    I have dell laptop with hybrid vga card (intel – nvidia can I use pc-BSD on it without problems (heat and battery )

    • February 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm |

      If you try, report back and let us know.

  • […] nová verzia operačného systému PC-BSD 10.0, založeného na FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE (prostredia KDE ako default, GNOME 3, MATE, Cinnamon). […]

  • Abdelmalek
    February 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm |

    i have installed pcbsd10 and then i have installed linuxmint16, when i reboot i don’t see my pcbsd10
    how can i have a dual boot between pcbsd10 and linuxmint16
    best regards

    • February 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm |

      You’ll have to add an entry for PC-BSD in your GRUB menu. If you need help creating the entry, create a thread at forums.pcbsd.org.

      • abdelmalek
        February 3, 2014 at 11:43 pm |

        How to do this, i have two harddisk

      • abdelmalek
        February 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm |

        thanks a lot
        i have add it with linux, and it work

  • February 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm |

    Just a heads up that the problematic mirror has since been fixed. Please let us know if you come across any other md5/download issues.

  • abdelmalek
    February 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm |

    can i install to cinnamon-2.0 in pcbsd-10.
    It is for me a best desktop

    • February 4, 2014 at 11:36 am |

      There will be an update for this soon as the new version just became available.

      • abdelmalek
        February 6, 2014 at 1:50 am |

        thanks a lot
        how to configure my wifi

  • […] Представлен релиз десктоп-ориентированной операционной системы PC-BSD 10.0, основанной на кодовой базе FreeBSD 10. В качестве пользовательского окружения по умолчанию предлагается KDE 4.11, но в комплекте также доступны окружения GNOME3, Mate (форк GNOME 2), Cinnamon, LXDE и Xfce. Развитие PC-BSD курирует компания iXsystems, которая активно участвует в развитии FreeBSD, например, способствует улучшению поддержки ZFS и спонсирует многие инициативы FreeBSD Foundation. […]

  • abdelmalek
    February 4, 2014 at 12:49 am |

    thanks, but i dont understand your language

  • […] nová verzia operačného systému PC-BSD 10.0, založeného na FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE (prostredia KDE ako default, GNOME 3, MATE, Cinnamon). […]

  • John
    February 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm |

    For me I still have problems printing as hplip does not seem to work well. I did the install choosing hplip. I only chose gnome and it was very slow even after doing updates. I know this is probably because of version 3.6 used for most of it. I know that the KDE and Gnome versions have to do with FreeBSD but like to have more updated versions. I gave up after it being so slow as the next thing I was going to try would be to install citrix but on freshports it shows to download the x86 version and might have problems since pcbsd is 64 bit. I know that citrix on linux even the 64 bit version uses 32 bit libraries. I can hardly wait until all 32 bit versions of software are gone and only 64 bit versions exist. I will wait some time until updates are out to try again but for me it is to slow and freebsd does not seem to be keeping up with these updates.

    • John
      February 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm |

      One thing I forgot to mention is that I went to the below website and it showed that I did not have Gnome installed even though Gnome was installed. This was for an extension called dash to dock. It might be an issue as I am sure these are written for Linux and not for BSD.


    • February 5, 2014 at 4:55 am |

      Which utility did you use to configure printing? e.g. was it http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Printing/10.0? Also, is the HP driver showing as installed in Package Manager?

      Regarding running 32-bit binaries on 64-bit, there should be no issue.

      • John
        February 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm |

        During the install you can customize it so I chose the hplip then. You can also chose this after the install. I was able to configure the printer but like in the previous rc versions I was not able to do any prints even though it found my printer. I am not set on Gnome but wanted to test it out to see how it was doing under pcbsd.

  • zenny
    February 13, 2014 at 2:15 am |


    0. Tried to install on a 64GB fastest USB 3.0 stick without swap, but failed (not installer USB)

    1. Installed PCBSD 10 on a 32GB Memory, 2 1TB zfs mirror and without encryption (no option available in the installer as in the case of vanilla FreeBSD) with 8CPUs and it crawls like hell (maybe due to debuggers)

    2. Compiled a custom kernel without debuggers and some other changes to the GENERIC kernel parameters in FreeBSD way (make buildworld; make buildkernel; make installkernel; shutdown -r now) ran faster but so many kernel modules were not loaded like pefs.ko

    3. Tried to revert to the PCBSD default kernel by copying kernel.old to kernel and reconfigured grub using the gui tool, yet the kernel does not boot back to the default PCBSD kernel.

    4. Is there a specific way to make changes in kernel in PCBSD 10? If yes, please share.

  • Daniel
    March 3, 2014 at 10:30 am |


    I’m trying to install PC-BSD on an old pc, since BSD is soo good at running on old harwdare 😉 however I see there’s no 32bit version of PC-BSD, why is that?
    FreeBSD is still providing 32bit versions.

  • Jack
    July 16, 2014 at 10:25 am |

    No 32 bit for PCBSD 10 ? 🙁

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