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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by Hamman on Mon 1st May 2006 10:32 UTC
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I've been running PC-BSD in vmware for a bit, and it's really impressive! The PBI-system is probably the neatest thing, and why something like it hasn't been embraced by any Linux distro boggles the mind. The repository-based package management systems out there are the biggest usabillity flaw in Linux. Sure, apt and friends are great for servers, but for a desktop they're overly complicated. Also, because of all the shared libraries, they make it hard to make packages that work on multiple distros. If you could just download a .pbi, testing development versions or finding new software would be much easier.

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