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iXsystems acquires PC-BSD
iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced this week its acquisition of PC-BSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format.
iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops.
"Now with the backing of iXsystems and their vast BSD server expertise, PC-BSD plans on bringing its stability and ease of use to the workstation and server markets," said Kris Moore, founder of PC-BSD. "Businesses large and small will benefit from the usability of the PC-BSD desktop, as well as the rock-solid server base of the underlying FreeBSD operating system."
iXsystems' mission is to be the largest provider of open source server hardware and software in the IT industry. "Our support and further development of PC-BSD will drive adoption of the FreeBSD operating system by Windows and Linux users comfortable with a graphical user interface," said Matt Olander, CTO of iXsystems.
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