Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2006 18:15 UTC, submitted by GeekyBodhi
PC-BSD PC-BSD achieved a milestone recently with the release of their first stable version, 1.0, as reported by OSNews earlier. Two members of the PC-BSD team, founder and developer, Kris Moore, and language co-ordinator and contributor Charles-Andre Landemaine, have been interviewed for this release.
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GNU/Linux mentality strikes BSD
by Fuji257 on Tue 9th May 2006 21:54 UTC
Fuji257
Member since:
2006-01-24

Pretty Installer: CHECK!
Pretty Icons: CHECK!
KDE and/or GNOME: CHECK!
Rudimentary Hardware Detection with pretty icons: CHECK!
A couple "Wizards" for good measure that will only likely work on one distro without recompiling: CHECK!

Now BSD can compete with OS X and Windows in the desktop market! We all know that pretty installers and icons are the only things missing from *nix to make it Grandma friendly . . .

They've hit a goldmine here folks; if hobbyist OS's across the internet discover the secret checklist we'll have easy friendly Desktop OS's cropping up willy-nilly everywhere.

It's like putting lipstick on a pig.

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

Agree. This is exactly what GNU/Linux and *BSD were missing: Ease of use. Shouldn't take a long time now to be widely adopted. Maybe 2-3 years to have a 10% usage.

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RE: GNU/Linux mentality strikes BSD
by CVDpr on Wed 10th May 2006 00:08 UTC in reply to "GNU/Linux mentality strikes BSD"
CVDpr Member since:
2005-10-17

BSD can compete with OSX and Windows are you kiding me?

If you cant beat the software of OSX and Windows ,BSB and Linux never can...

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RE: GNU/Linux mentality strikes BSD
by Tweek on Wed 10th May 2006 17:10 UTC in reply to "GNU/Linux mentality strikes BSD"
Tweek Member since:
2006-01-12

Cause we all know most grandmas install windows themselves

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6.1 Release
by kill on Thu 11th May 2006 02:38 UTC
kill
Member since:
2005-11-03

Too bad they didn't wait for FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE for their 1.0... not that you can't upgrade. They're not purposely synch-ing their releases with fbsd version minus five are they? I still have some apprehensions with .pbi. But I haven't really tested it much. I guess maybe I have just been using ports since, well, FreeBSD.

Edited 2006-05-11 02:42

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