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[7]: Nice review
by sbergman27 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Nice review"
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"""Well, I thought it might catch your attention that way ;) """

It did. ;-)

"""I can't reply with "we, in the BSD community" simply because this is not a sect or something, and I'm not qualified to represent the BSD community as such."""

That's reasonable. I was wrong to try to speak for the Linux community. It makes me sound like Eric Raymond and I am suitably embarrassed. ;-)

"""I consider this trolling. FUD is also an apt term for what you do: you harp about the doom of PC-BSD, while spreading obvious lies about its package management."""

Hmmm. Those are harsh words. "Trolling", "FUD". "harp", "lies".

I know more about PBI now than I did at the beginning of this thread. It's not as bad as I thought it was at first. But I think that the BSD folks will be able to come up with something better. Something less source-centric than ports, but less binary-centric than PBI. That's a compliment.

For a few posts now, I have been saying that I am content to wait and watch how well PBI does relative to other package management systems.

Does that clarify matters? Do I still sound like a FUDing, lying, harping troll? ;-)

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