Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 17:36 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BSD and Darwin derivatives It seems that PC-BSD has set a trend. "DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. DesktopBSD combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability and functionality of KDE and the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install." How this new BSD distribution stacks up against PC-BSD remains to be seen.
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RE[5]: how about
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: how about"
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And what app is currently available packaged as a .pbi file which is not also available via an "apt-get install packagename"? Or are you just interested in .pbi packages in theory?

I like the idea of *not* needing an extra application (dpkg, apt, synaptic*) to install applications. I'm a BeOS/Mac guy; I'm used to drag/drop to (un)install applications.

* Note that I'm not saying that apt or the likes suck, they're very good in what they do. In fact, on Linux I prefer apt.

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