iXsystems Announces Acquisition of PC-BSD® Operating System

Posted in Press Release on 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.

"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' 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.

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 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:

Denise Ebery, iXsystems
Phone: (408)943-4100
Visit the website: www.iXsystems.com
Send an email: info@ixsystems.com

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