Calling all creative PC-BSD users! The developers at PC-BSD would like your help in designing a brand new theme for the PCDM login manager. The winning entry will see their own customized skin as the default theme in the next official release of PC-BSD! In addition, we would like to present the winner and runner-ups with these awesome prizes:
1st Prize: A PC-BSD Isotope T-shirt, PC-BSD stickers, BSD wristbands, plus misc FreeBSD swag items.(Total ARV: $40)
Honorable mentions: PC-BSD schwag package (ARV: $15)
Contest start:11:00am PST on June 19th, 2013
Contest end:11:00am PST on July 8th, 2013
Please submit your entries in an email to the PC-BSD developers mailing list along with your email contact information. The format we require is a *.tar.gz archive containing all the image files as well as *.theme file. Please title the subject heading “Entry for PCDM Theme Contest” in order to be considered.
A sample theme can be found on the PC-BSD GitHub account, with additional information about PCDM theming available on the PC-BSD wiki. General icons should be 128 pixels square or smaller, with background images large enough to be automatically scaled/trimmed to the appropriate screen resolution where possible (for sample purposes consider 1024×768 to be the smallest supported screen resolution).
Have fun everyone, and good luck!
Standard disclaimers apply. iXsystems and PC-BSD team members are encouraged to submit entries, but will not be eligible for prizes. Void where prohibited.
Ken Moore has an article in the June issue of BSD Magazine which describes how to easily generate PBIs from existing FreeBSD ports. The article is on pages 26-30 and this issue of the magazine can be downloaded for free from here.
SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9. Registration is required, but free, for this event.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area, all three days. Several members of the PC-BSD team will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD systems” at 16:00 on June 7. Dru Lavigne will present “A Sneak Peek at FreeNAS 9.1″ at 14:45 on June 8. Ken Moore will present “Getting Started with PC-BSD” at 14:45 on June 9.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 11:00 on June 9. The cost for the exam is $75.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas from Friday May 31 to Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo (booth #21) on June 1 where we’ll be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs and other cool swag. We can also accept donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD® systems” at 11:25 on June 1. Dru Lavigne will present “TrueOS and Warden: Easy to Deploy FreeBSD Servers” at 13:30 on June 1.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 13:00 on May 31. The cost for the exam is $75.
Kris has an article in the May issue of BSD Magazine, demonstrating some of the new features in the 9.1 version of Warden, the jail management GUI in PC-BSD.
The magazine is available for free download here and Kris’ article starts on page 17.
Josh Smith has announced the initial launch of the PC-BSD hardware store. This resource is meant to make it easier to find hardware that has been tested to work on PC-BSD. The store itself is here. If you have hardware that you know works and which you don’t see listed, please add it to the Hardware section of the wiki so that it can be included.