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11 January 2011, 09:26

PC-BSD 8.2 approaches with first release candidate

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PC-BSD Logo The PC-BSD development team has issued a first release candidate (RC1) for version 8.2 of its BSD open source operating system aimed at desktops. Based on FreeBSD 8.2 RC1 from the end of last month, the development preview for the second point update to PC-BSD 8.0 includes a variety of enhancements, improvements and bug fixes over the beta 1 release from December.

PC-BSD 8.2 RC1 addresses, for example, an issue that prevented the correct video card driver from loading, and a crashing bug related to adding new users / groups. As with all development releases, use of betas in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

Further information about the development preview can be found in the release notes, in the change log and on the PC-BSD wiki. PC-BSD 8.2 RC1 is available to download for 32- and 64-bit systems from one of the project's mirrors. PC-BSD is released under the BSD license and development is sponsored by iXsystems.

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