[PC-BSD Dev] CD version

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Aug 4 06:09:15 PDT 2010

On 08/03/2010 19:12, Gerard van Essen wrote:
> All,
> Will there be a CD version for PC-BSD 9.0?
> I've installed PC-BSD 8.0 and 8.1 on a number of PC's that didn't have 
> a DVD drive. I ended up buying a DVD drive for one and installing the 
> OS over the internet on the other PC's. It took most of the night to 
> download it, which is OK, but many people of or a slow connection or 
> have a monthly download cap. With a 3 Gb download that's quickly 
> broken or it eats into one's download allowance.
> USB installation is slow and older PC's don't boot up from USB.
> For further adoption of PC-BSD I think we need a CD version too (even 
> if it's a smaller and limited version)
> Cheers
> Gerard
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That may be a possibility with 9.0. We're going to be adding support for 
kde4/gnome/xfce/enlightement as window managers, and if kde4/gnome wont 
fit on a single CD, then perhaps we'll make the CD version with xfce4 or 
some other WM. (With the option to install KDE4 / gnome post-install via 
the net of course)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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