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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Are newbies hyped up?
by orfanum on Sat 27th Jan 2007 13:47 UTC
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It's probably just the disappointment that one more windows alternative has apparently not lived up to immediate expectations. I used to curse Linux for being perversely difficult but still wanted to 'do' *nix, so I became a Mac switcher. But even here, there are times when you have to understand the fundamental things that inform hardware, the OS, software and all the relationships between them, in order to make things work, and work well. In the end, RTFM, as much as I have kicked against that expressive phrase, is just the truth, albeit told somewhat harshly at times. I do not doubt that this user had a hard time for the reasons they understood, and maybe they with the guidance given here can transmute this difficult experience into something more positive and productive - I hope so!

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