PC-BSD 8.1 "Hubble Edition" released
The PC-BSD development team have announced the release of version 8.1, the "Hubble Edition", of their open source operating system. According to the developers, the first point update to the 8.0 branch of PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD 8.1 and includes a number of enhancements and improvements over the previous release.
PC-BSD 8.1 features version 4.4.5 of the KDE desktop environment, several package updates and improved ZFS file system support. Other changes include support for creating dedicated disk GPT partitioning, various fixes to the installation back end, such as encryption pass-phrase support, and bug fixes for the desktop tools and utilities. The developers advise all users to upgrade to the latest release.
More details about the release can be found in the release notes, in the change log and on the PC-BSD 8.1 wiki. PC-BSD 8.1 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit systems from one of the project's mirrors and a guide is also provided. PC-BSD is released under the BSD license and development is sponsored by iXsystems.