iXsystems Announces Acquisition of PC-BSD Operating System

Historic merger of enterprise-class server hardware manufacturer and BSD-based operating system.

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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

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2006

iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. 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. 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," said Kris Moore, Founder of PC-BSD.

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.

About PC-BSD

PC-BSD is the organization behind the fully functional desktop operating system of the same name. The PC-BSD Team is comprised of BSD advocates and developers whose mission is to bring the stability of the BSD operating system to a wide cross-section of users. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, WA. For more information, visit http://www.pcbsd.com.

About iXsystems

iXsystems is a leading provider of high-performance computing clusters, blade servers, rackmount servers, and storage solutions to the global marketplace. iXsystems supplies FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Linux servers to a wide cross-section of industries. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit http://www.ixsystems.com.

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