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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My version of BSD.
by systyrant on Sat 27th Jan 2007 03:21 UTC
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I've been interested learning BSD for a while. The problem, for me anyway, is that learning BSD has been kind of like jumping head first into a pool and not really knowing whether or not it has any water. It's not that I can't learn it, but more over that I haven't dedicated any time to doing so. Mostly out of frustrating in the past with installing FreeBSD (newbie errors).

With all that said I've found PC-BSD to be a good way to test the waters without having to get real wet. I realize that a lot of "geeks" don't like the idea of dumbing down powerful OS's just to make them "user friendly", but that's really what it takes to gain acceptance. The computer using masses aren't necessarily computer smart (probably close to computer stupid). I believe that the key to a successful OS is making it easy to use, but also secure. By the way when I say "successful" I don't mean like Microsoft. ;)

And sorry for the bad analogies. I'm tired and I've got a headache from trying to create the perfect letterhead. (L)user think you can do anything with a computer. Hence why IT jobs are so secure. ;)

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