Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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RE: PC-BSD May Be the Next Linux
by protagonist on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:02 UTC
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I downloaded and installed the Beta PCBSD 1.3 version. All in all it is a very nicely done OS. The biggest problem at the moment is the lack of ready to install programs under their package installer. If they can get enough programs ported then it just might become popular. I do like it and have it running on my desktop PC.

One positive, I don't know what they are doing but they managed to set my display to the correct 1280x1024 resolution. This is something the Linux distro's I am trying have failed to do. They always dump me to 1024x768 and Then I have to manually tweak the xorg.conf file to make it work right.

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