Feb
24

PC-BSD DVDs at Open Source Days

This year’s Open Source Days will take place at Copenhagen Business School (in Denmark) on March 10 and 11. Sven Esbjerg will be bringing a supply of PC-BSD 9.0 DVDs to give away–you can find him at the BSD booth in the “hallway track”.

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Feb
22

PC-BSD 9.0 Users Handbook Available From FreeBSD Mall

For those of you who like a hard copy of documentation, the PC-BSD 9.0 Users Handbook is now available for purchase from the FreeBSD Mall. The Handbook is available as:

I’ve heard that the book looks awesome and have seen the cover/label/insert artwork for the DVD. Thanks to Jenny Rosenberg for the artwork and to Theresa Garner at FreeBSD Mall.

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Feb
13

Call for Testers: Bluetooth Manager

PC-BSD 9.1 will include a new GUI for managing bluetooth devices.

If you would like to assist in testing this GUI, you can compile and install the code on your PC-BSD 9.0 system as follows:

First, make sure that these two development packages are showing as installed in Control Panel -> System Manager -> System Packages -> Development:

  • Development-VCS
  • Development-Qt

As superuser, download the source and compile the Bluetooth Manager and Tray applications:

svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-qt4/
cd src-qt4/libpcbsd
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install
cd ../pc-bluetoothmanager
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install
cd ../pc-bluetoothtray
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install

When finished, leave the superuser account and start the Bluetooth Manager:

pc-su pc-bluetoothmanager (will prompt for superuser password)

Alternately, place the Bluetooth Manager in the system tray:

pc-su pc-bluetoothtray (will prompt for superuser password)

Note that the Bluetooth Tray currently activates on right-click, but nothing activates on left-click as of yet.

If you try it out, let us know if you encounter any errors or need additional functionality. Feedback can be sent to the testing mailing list.

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Feb
06

Customizing Your PC-BSD 9.0 Desktop

Kris Moore has written the lead article for the February issue of BSD Magazine, which is available for free download. Kris’ article is on page 8-9 and demonstrates how to use System Manager to install and uninstall desktops and system components.

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Feb
03

Video: Introduction to PC-BSD 9 Isotope

The first in a series of instructional videos for PC-BSD 9.0 is now available. This video demonstrates an installation and showcases some of the new features in 9.0. The links are as follows:

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Jan
31

PC-BSD 9 Reviews

TechRepublic has a short review on PC-BSD 9.0 entitled PC-BSD: a BSD for the workstation.

The feature story in DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 441 is entitled Reviews: PC-BSD 9.0 “Isotope”.

If you’re aware of any other reviews, add a comment with the URL.

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