Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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RE: Nice review
by sbergman27 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 01:55 UTC in reply to "Nice review"
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2005-07-24

The packaging system is going to be the bane of PC-BSD.

They took the expedient way out of that problem, and it will haunt them forever... until they admit that it was the wrong way to go.

It was a way to get something out, right now, that is perceived as "easy".

But mark my words, they will admit it was a mistake later.

The eventual announcement will likely be more like:

"PC-BSD now supports the use of a centralized set of libraries! This allows us to save huge amounts of memory and reduce the bandwidth needed for daily updates! (Aren't we cool?)"

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