PC-BSD, ideal for desktop or server

This release of PC-BSD® unhinges from the KDE Desktop Environment and adds support for GNOME, LXDE, and more! A unified Control Panel is available across all desktop environments to ensure a consistent experience configuring your desktop.

The Joule Edition was released in January 2014. It is now available for direct download from our high-speed CDN service. Feedback on your experience can always be sent to the PC-BSD Testing Mailing List. You can keep up-to-date on the latest developments in PC-BSD at the PC-BSD Blog.

Casual Computing

PC-BSD is a desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. Rather than having the user build their own environment from the base operating system, PC-BSD aims to make the FreeBSD experience easy and achievable for the average "casual" computer user. Whether you need quick access to e-mail or a free and Open Source gaming system, PC-BSD is the desktop for you!

Simple. Stable. Secure.

From the installation of the system to its use thereafter, PC-BSD's goals are to never have a user run aground of viruses, driver issues, or anything that would impede ease-of-use and general reliability.

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TrueOS™

TrueOS™

PC-BSD turns FreeBSD into the perfect desktop - why not improve the server as well? Meet TrueOS™: all the ease and simplicity of PC-BSD, optimized for the server.

History of PC-BSD

History of PC-BSD

PC-BSD was founded by Kris Moore in 2005. In 2006, iXsystems, Inc. began supporting the project. In the last six years, PC-BSD has had over a dozen releases.

Utilities

Utilities

One of the things that makes PC-BSD great is the graphical utilities it supplies as a front-end to useful FreeBSD features, often adding additional features in the process. Find out more about them here.

Package Management

Package Management

One of the most user-friendly features of the PC-BSD operating system is the PBI package management system. Learn about it and other package management options here!

PC-BSD is IPv6-ready

PC-BSD is IPv6-ready

The infrastructure used by the PC-BSD project is hosted at two separate datacenters with full IPv6 functionality. All services are provided by servers running FreeBSD 8.2, with full IPv6 connectivity at the server and services level.

Leadership

Leadership

PC-BSD was founded by Kris Moore in 2006 and he continues to direct the project, in consultation with other project leaders and the PC-BSD community.

The Team

The Team

PC-BSD is developed by a diverse, international team and supported by community members worldwide.

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