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[2]: PBI just isn't right
by MobyTurbo on Thu 12th Oct 2006 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: PBI just isn't right"
MobyTurbo
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2005-07-08

PBI is not userfriendly as it still seems to need root for installation!

No, if you let any user install things rather than requiring root, you've added a major security hole. It renders many user-exploits into root exploits.

I'm not holding up PBI as the best package system there is, I don't know much about it - but this is one feature, shared with most flavors of Unix, that it gets right.

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