As you will know, PC-BSD closely follows FreeBSD’s release cycle (on which it is based) but makes it easier for use on the desktop. As a sidenote, Dru Lavigne, PC-BSD’s Community Manager, is doing a presentation this weekend at Scale 2011 on how PC-BSD compares to Linux and FreeBSD. This is her presentation outline:
With regards to the release of PC-BSD 8.2 (Hubble Edition), this version contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, have a look at the changelog.
Some of the notable changes are:
- FreeBSD 8.2-Release
- KDE 4.5.5
- Added ability to select file-system type and encryption during auto-partitioning
- Able to toggle between MBR/GPT partitioning
- Various bug fixes to the wireless / network managers