PC-BSD 9.0 is a desktop-oriented distribution based on the latest stable FreeBSD. PC-BSD version 9.0. is Based upon FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE, this is also the first PC-BSD which offers users a variety of desktop environments to chose from, such as KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE and more. Also available are pre-built VirtualBox / VMware images with integrated guest tools for rapid virtual system deployment, and native support for installing directly to OS X BootCamp partitions. Highlights: improved PBI system, allows library sharing, binary diff updating, custom repositories, digital signing; support for 'freebsd-update' via the System Update GUI; new Control Panel..etc..
PC-BSD has as its goals to be an easy-to-install-and-use desktop operating system, based on FreeBSD. To accomplish this, it provides a graphical installation to enable even UNIX novices to easily install and get it running. It pre-configures KDE, video, sound, and networking so that the desktop can be used immediately. A graphical software installation program makes installing pre-built software, known as Push Button Installers (PBI), as easy as other popular operating systems.