PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating system, which has been designed with the “casual” computer user in mind. It offers the stability and security that only a BSD-based operating system can bring, while at the same time providing a comfortable user experience, allowing you to get the most out of your computing time. With PC-BSD you can spend less time working to fix viruses or spyware and instead have the computer work for you.

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Comments (9)

  • Joseph
    August 23, 2010 at 8:55 am |


    I think that PC-BSD is a great package, but I would like to say that the support available for it seems less than optimum.

    I am new to BSD/FreeBSD/PC-BSD and I installed PC-BSD and I was impressed how it looked (no fuzzy fonts like on any Linux distro I tried).

    However, PC-BSD would not keep the correct resolution for my monitor (1680 x 1050) and Flash player in Firefox stops for a few seconds every 5 seconds or so.
    To me this point to a driver issue for the video driver. I have a 865G Intel integrated chip on an Intel P4 mobo.

    So I tried to find answers and this has been my experience:

    When I tried to register on the forums I was told I was considered a spammer. I tried with 2 very valid email addresses and got the same message twice. So I could not post an issue.

    This “you are a spammer” message told me to contact someone. Well I did not see a Contact us link anywhere.

    Then I tried to post a question on the faq and it gave me a php error. Twice.

    Then I searched the knowledge base and I must say it does not have much in it and nothing about my chip etc.

    So this comment is the only way I seem to be able to try and resolve an issue.

    This seems like a great package where obvioulsy people have gone to great efforts to make it great, but have not made it easy to get issues resolved. This IMHO will prevent wide spread adoption.

    If someone could help me that would be great.

    • August 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

      Hi Joseph,

      We’re looking into the registration and php errors.

      In the mean time, pop into #pcbsd on irc​.freenode​.net and we’ll see if we can help you out there.

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    September 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm |

    […] PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating system, which has been designed with the “casual” […]

    • Marcos Antonio
      November 19, 2012 at 3:04 am |

      Hi, Dru, good morning !
      I‘m thinking about to use and learn about PCBSD.
      Hear, in Brazil, I think that no many guys use it.
      I have a Samsung Notebook, RF511, I5, 6 Gb ram, 750 Gb HD.
      It has 2 video cards, a Intel 3000, onboard, and a NVidia 540 M, for heavy graphics.
      I will install PCBSD and will try to configure the video cards. In Linux, we have the ‘Bumblebee‘.
      Many thanks for your attention.
      How can I subscribe this post ?
      A wonderfull week for all !

      Marcos Antonio — Foz do Iguacu — PR — Brasil

      PS. : Escuse me for this ugly english ( Hi !!! )

  • Weaver
    December 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm |

    Fuzzy fonts on Linux *and* PC-BSD says you have your screen resolution wrong?


  • R C
    January 8, 2012 at 2:53 am |

    Try adding a NVidia graphics card to your computer. PC-BSD, Linux and even Solaris Express (Boo) all like NVidia graphics cards. If your computer is older, get the AGP slot type. If newer, PCI-express. 512 video RAM should be fine for most users.

  • Sam
    January 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm |

    Just wanted to say Thank You for PC-BSD. I used to have FreeBSD 6.1 with X running on old PII and PIII boxes @ 400/500 MhZ, but the newer FreeBSD’s seem to bog on machinery that old. I am going to see if PC-BSD will install on one of my old/ancient machines.

  • Don
    August 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm |

    I just wanted to thank the whole team for all of the hard work that has been put into PC-BSD. I have used Windows for over 20 years and tried a few Linux distributions for a little over a year, but PC-BSD just feels like home.

    Thank you again

  • Antron Mulin
    February 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm |

    Thanks for the 10. I am really waiting for more work put into Gnome3. Specifically, I need a working Evolution+EWS solution (sorry, 3.6 doesn’t cut it). This would go a long way of making BSD usable in a cooperate setting.
    Unfortunately, the state of the BSD Gnome3 website really doesn’t highlight trust in this coming soon (last news 19/11/2010 for 2.32? ..although 3.11 is being “worked” on). Anything PCBSD is willing to push?

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