Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "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. 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."
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RE: PBI just isn't right
by codehead78 on Tue 10th Oct 2006 20:28 UTC in reply to "PBI just isn't right"
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But doesn't that make the program more stable? If you do all your testing with a set for libs, if just one of those libs pushes an update that introduces a bug...
It just seems like a good idea assuming the package can also make use of common system libs and bundle up "volatile" libs.

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