Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Oct 2006 15:21 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.3 BETA1. This release gives users and testers the opportunity to test-drive the new PC-BSD install wizard, along with the updated base system, running KDE 3.5.4, an improved look and feel, and many other enhancements.
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PC-BSD just plain awesome
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 19th Oct 2006 17:39 UTC
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I've been suffering trying to use FreeBSD as a desktop system for years. While their ports/package system work great for server usage, they fall apart when trying to use for large desktop applications (like X, Gnome, OpenOffice) due to the number of security bugs and time to compile these huge monsters. Enter PC-BSD. Everything is automated and just works. It is not only the easiest BSD to use, but I would say it competes with Windows, Mac in the ease of use department. While PBIs are terrible for server usage, they are a godsend for workstation usage. Kudos to the great job the PCBSD team is doing. Now I could live in a BSD world, using FreeBSD on my servers and PCBSD on my workstations.

PCBSD/FreeBSD are the Ubuntu/Debian combo of the BSD world.

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