Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 14:57 UTC, submitted by iangibson
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.3 was released on New Year's Eve. Dru Lavigne interviewed Kris Moore, Andrei Kolu, and Charles Landemaine of the PC-BSD release engineering team regarding the new release and their involvement within the PC-BSD community.
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RE: the worst of both worlds
by Joe User on Fri 26th Jan 2007 19:19 UTC in reply to "the worst of both worlds"
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I'm having a hard time believing you. I feel a lot more at home with PC-BSD than with Ubuntu.

The only problem is that you have a very limited base system with no real options.

Could you elaborate?

They don't have that many application as PBI files but they offer the most used ones. There is still the ports collection with 18,000 applications. I don't use ports because I have what I need as PBI's.

The system is stable but the applications crash constantly. The uninstaller frequently fails to remove installed PBIs.

You really didn't have luck. I haven't had any application crash. If the application doesn't work, it's not PC-BSD's fault, it's due to the person who released the PBI.

AFAIK, ports, packages and PBI's works very well together. On their forum I haven't seen any complain on this issue. Ports are known for their stability. Did you read the "UPDATING" file?

PCBSD is no good for newbies due to a lack of software.

Among the 18,000 ports, I can find more than I need. I actually use exclusively PBI's.

I think the PC-BSD forum is excellent, there is always people to help. Kudos to them and good luck.

Sorry, I didn't believe a single word of your experience.

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