Kris has written an article “Installing FreeBSD with pc-sysinstall” which has been published on pages 26–28 in the June issue of BSD Mag. You can download that issue for free from here. From the introduction:
Several months ago, the PC-SYSINSTALL system (the installer for PC-BSD 8.0 and higher) was merged into FreeBSD CURRENT, in preparation for FreeBSD 9.0. This installer is primarily a backend, but it can also be used stand-alone for multiple scripted or single installations of FreeBSD. In this article we will take a look at how to use PC-SYSINSTALL, as well as various configuration options to take advantage of FreeBSD features which currently cannot be used via the default installer.
Members of the PC-BSD team will be attending Southeast Linuxfest in Spartanburg, SC, June 10–12. Conference registration is free.
On Saturday, June 11, Kris Moore will give a presentation entitled “Introduction to PC-BSD” and Dru Lavigne will give a presentation entitled “How Can I Contribute to Open Source?”. The rest of the day they will be available at the BSD booth in the expo area. Be sure to drop by the booth to say hi and to pickup some free swag and a PC-BSD DVD.
For those interested in taking the BSD certification exam at this event, it will be held on Sunday morning.
An update to Adobe Flash is now available in the System Updates tab of Software Manager. The update addresses the security vulnerabilities described here. After applying the update, simply restart any open web browsers so that they will use the new version of flash.
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager:
Pan: Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike. It has all the typical features found in newsreaders, and also supports offline reading, multiple connections, and a number of features for power users and alt.binaries fans.
Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this PBI and to bsdaddict for suggesting it.
A PC-BSD user asked on IRC the other day if it was possible to download PC-BSD wallpapers from the website. The Fibonacci and Hubble wallpapers have been added to the Wallpaper section of theArtwork page.
John Davis recently interviewed Kris Moore for PC Perspective. In the interview they discuss PC-BSD’s hardware support, performance, gaming, and the future of PC-BSD. The full interview is available here.