Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Apr 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After months and months of work, the PC-BSD team released v1.0 final. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.0 for x86 based processors. This first 'non-beta' release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX. Powered by the latest FreeBSD 6.0 and integrated with KDE 3.5.2, PC-BSD provides a solid server base, while being user-friendly enough to run as a primary desktop system." Changelog, release notes, and download, of course.
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RE: PC-BSD and Desktop BSD
by Lengsel on Sun 30th Apr 2006 23:48 UTC in reply to "PC-BSD and Desktop BSD"
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I tried to use DesktopBSD but couldn't, since it's based on Free 5.4, just like I couldn't use PC 0.9. But once PC upgraded to Free 6.0 source, it did a much better job recognizing my hardware minus my ethernet. Desktop said they won't upgrade until 6.1 is officially released, and since they release their's in DVD, I'm sure it'll be a smoking system. So I would recommend PC-BSD for the pbi's number 1, and number 2, for using Free 6.0 source, it works much better with hardware, higher range of compatability, that kind of thing. But if you want 64, including dual core I'm sure, then have to use Desktop. But once Desktop updates their source after the next Free release, and PC does likewise after it comes out, then I don't see it making any difference, unless the pbi installs are important to you, assuming the pbi packages are kept regularly up to date. I say just go BSD and use ports. Personally I think going PC-BSD with ports is the best, but I haven't found anything wrong with DesktopBSD aside from the fact that it's based on older source, but I'm sure 4, 6 weeks, that's all going to change for the both of them!

B-S-D, B-S-D, B-S-D, B-S-D, B-S-D

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