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[2]: Nice review
by Yoke on Tue 31st Oct 2006 03:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice review"
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The packaging system is going to be the bane of PC-BSD.

They took the expedient way out of that problem

Well, the expedient way might be the only way if your resources are limited. Look at the Debian Policy manual (, and you'll realize that proper packaging requires a lot of effort.

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