Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD Just in time for the new year, the PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD version 1.3 for public download. You may download this release and view the change log. The team is also launching a web design contest for the new web site of 2007.
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Would you mind to read this :

I know, I know you, you're having fun in New Years Eve right now.Tomorrow will be OK.
PBIdir is a PCBDS repository of installation files specially crafted for PCBSD.
"Programs under PC-BSD are completely self-extracting and self-installing, in a graphical format. These PBI's also ship with all the files and libraries necessary for the installed program to function, eliminating much of the hardship of dealing with broken dependencies and file incompatibilities. PBI files also provide developers and packagers with advanced scripting and user interaction in an entirely graphical format, making the entire install procedure similar to what a user would expect from other popular graphical operating systems."

"Can the pbi-infrastructure do a system-wide upgrade like "apt-get upgrade", or a database search like "apt-cache search XYZ"? If not, I'll pass, for now."
If that's the only criteria for operating system/platform selection you'll miss something very good.
And I don't think system-wide upgrade like "apt-get upgrade" or whatever distro/platform specific direct upgrade tool/path you're using on production system is A GOOD PRACTICE !
In about ten years I did many many platform upgrades and every single and each time those were failures.

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