Installing and Testing PC-BSD 10.2 on the Scale HC3
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PC-BSD is a rare, and by far the leading, BSD-based desktop distribution and is built from FreeBSD. PC-BSD directly tracks FreeBSD and was originally only a packaging of FreeBSD with configured desktop options ported from the Linux world – which often was not a good option for performance reasons. PC-BSD's scope has increased and the project has their own packaging, management tools, server distribution called TrueOS and most recently its own BSD-licensed desktop environment: Lumina. Quite an impressive project and impressive product. One of the best open source distribution projects out there.
[Yes, PC-BSD is made by iXsystems, the same company that makes FreeNAS.]
In this thread I am going to show the setup process for PC-BSD 10.2 on the latest build of the Scale HC3 cluster. As there are so many screenshots, I am going to do a separate thread on screenshots of the running system itself. In this one I will show the build parameters, build process and successful install.
Why PC-BSD and not plain vanilla FreeBSD? Why FreeNAS and not FreeBSD? :)
P.S. Neat and easy management! Scale is doing a great job !!
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@KOOLER already tested vanilla FreeBSD :)