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[5]: Nice review
by sbergman27 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nice review"
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"""Is it a mistake for you because of philosophical reasons or because of technical reasons?"""

Technical, of course. Is there some deep philosophical dimension to all of this that I am missing?

A large, complex OS without shared objects is like a large complex program without functions (or methods or the equilvalent). Sure, you can do it. But it'll be a mess to maintain, and it won't be very efficient.

At any rate, it's no skin off my nose. I've decided to just sit back and wait, and watch as the "no dependencies" crowd figures it out for themselves.

Edited 2006-10-31 14:16

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