Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2007 21:05 UTC, submitted by Nix_User
PC-BSD LinuxHelp has reviewed PC-BSD. "PC-BSD is turning out to be an excellent alternative to other desktop operating systems. After testing and using PC-BSD for some time now, I can't but admire the sheer amount of work that is put into creating, developing and molding an OS for the lay person albeit with a strong slant towards FreeBSD. The fact that PC-BSD is able to accomplish all the tasks expected by an end user - be it using the Internet for communication, listening to music, watching movies or using it for recreation purposes holds it in good stead as a viable desktop operating systems."
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RE[2]: I love PC-BSD
by Chuck Norris on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: I love PC-BSD"
Chuck Norris
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2007-03-24

You seem to know a little bit about PC-BSD but not enought though...

You pay comfort with hard disk usage

No. The disk usage that additional libraries occupy is close to none. Try to install a PBI, and a package and compare. There are cases where it is the opposite (ie: the installed Apache PBI uses less space than the package).

I agree that the root password should be asked only once, with a time out such as a 15min or 13min time out. Who wants to type 10x his password in a minute?

Not letting the user install his own software because of malware is a myth. He will always be able to find some applications that can be extracted and run from his /home directory. If you search enough, you'll find them. Making it official and allowing a user to install a PBI in his own directory is a good idea. If he install malware, at least it will not have root privileges.

You can already install a PBI in text mode.

If you think using vi or ee is a solution to edit the rules of your firewall, then ask Windows users to use Notepad to edit the Windows firewall exceptions. Nice.

You shouldn't have to know the PF synthax by heart to add firewall exceptions. With such a closed mentality, the linux desktop won't go very far.

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