PC-BSD 9.2 Is An Exciting Upgrade
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 7 October 2013 at 04:11 PM EDT. 2 Comments
One week after the FreeBSD 9.2 release that brought ZFS TRIM and LZ4 compression support, updates to DTrace, and kernel changes, there's now the release of PC-BSD 9.2. This release is quite exciting as besides pulling in the FreeBSD 9.2 packages the desktop-friendly operating system has some new changes of its own.

Besides carrying all of the FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE changes, PC-BSD 9.2 features bootable ZFS Boot Environments with GRUB2, a rewritten Life-Preserver utility for creating instant ZFS snapshots and other capabilities, an updated installer, a new boot manager GUI, PKGNG support to complement PBIs and AppCafe, all PC-BSD code has been migrated to GitHub, and there's a host of other changes to this desktop-friendly version of FreeBSD that ships with KDE by default.

More information on today's PC-BSD 9.2 debut can be found by their project blog.

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