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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Joe User
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2005-06-29

But never never tell a non-BSD user that in order to update the system, you need to run three make commands, and then to upgrade the rest, you need a few more commands. Linux people are used to doing all that in a single command.

Where did you read that? People are trolling. It's just not true. To install, say, seamonkey on PC-BSD, you have 3 possibilities:

1. Install the application like on Windows (.pbi file)
2. Install the seamonkey package with: pkg_add -r seamonkey
3. Compile seamonkey from ports: cd /usr/ports/www/seamonkey && make install clean

AFAICT, on Linux you are pretty much limited to apt-get or yum.

one thing that always put me off BSD was the people who use *BSD - they see anyone who uses Linux as an enemy who is just as bad as a Vista user. I think a more accurate statement would be that "BSD fanboi's are 10x worse than Linux ones"

Ok, one more troll. Please show me on a BSD forum a comment that bashes a Linux user. Most BSD users are also Linux users, so your argument doesn't make sense. One of the reason some people leave the Linux community for BSD is precisely because the Linux gurus are pedant and treat n00bs as stupid. You don't see that among the BSD community.

The same guy also told me when I was moaning that there should be a simple "security centre" in Ubuntu where you control firewall/antivirus/antispam etc that people who use OSS software don't need security products as the code is so superior and that security software is an MS-only plague. Sad to say - he had been using FreeBSD for years!

Was he wrong? I doubt he ever dealt with viruses on his FreeBSD box. I think he was only talking about anti-virus which don't make sense on FreeBSD unless if you use it as a mail server. Obviously firewall and antispam are different, any system is affected.

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