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[5]: I love PC-BSD
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd May 2007 01:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I love PC-BSD"
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2006-10-08

I knew there would be a reply like this. :-)

That's right. On Windows you don't have anything to learn, and the firewall does its job. Just install BitTorrent, launch it, the firewall will ask you if you want to allow it. Just click "Yes" or "No"."[/i]

Tell this to the millions of "Windows" boxes working as spam senders. And most users do not want to know what their applications do (as long as they seem to do what the user wants). Some of them are serving illegal activities, such das data espionage and saboutage, just because someone clicked on "Yes" at the wrong time, not reading the text on the screen.

Remember: The usual answer is "Yes", no matter what the question is. :-)

On PC-BSD, you do not need to click anywhere, no "Yes" or "No", because the settings made at install time are fine for 99% of its users. That's it.

"That's it, no need to open a terminal-based text editor to type some PhD-level code. "

"PhD-level code", wow, you need a PhD today to be able to read, to follow instructions, to think for yourself? Wow... I really didn't know that. Maybe I'm strange because I do write "PhD-level code" without having a PhD. :-)

MICROS~1 have done some valuable work inproving "Vista's" security, but
"That's right. On Windows you don't have anything to learn, and the firewall does its job. Just install BitTorrent, launch it, the firewall will ask you if you want to allow it. Just click "Yes" or "No"."

Tell this to the millions of "Windows" boxes working as spam senders. And most users do not want to know what their applications do (as long as they seem to do what the user wants). Some of them are serving illegal activities, such das data espionage and saboutage, just because someone clicked on "Yes" at the wrong time, not reading the text on the screen.

Remember: The usual answer is "Yes", no matter what the question is. :-)

"That's it, no need to open a terminal-based text editor to type some PhD-level code. "

"PhD-level code", wow, you need a PhD today to be able to read, to follow instructions, to think for yourself? Wow... I really didn't know that. Maybe I'm strange because I do write "PhD-level code" without having a PhD. :-)

MICROS~1 have done some valuable work inproving "Vista's" security, but the usual problem resides between keyboard (or mouse) and chair. is this what "PhD-level thinkers" seem to be needed for: Limiting nonsense?

If you want something that looks like working, it is one thing. If you need something that really works, it's another thing.

PS. In most cases, learning is fun and a further advantage for an individual. But it seems one has to be a bit educated and equipped with a healthy common sense to see this... maybe I'm wrong here, but that's my opinion.

Edited 2007-05-23 01:21

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