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]: Extended partitions ?
by tristan on Wed 23rd May 2007 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Extended partitions ?"
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The Microsoft way of doing things isn't a standard, it's just a lame attempt to mangle things so they fit in their idea of an "operating system". It's lame too playing the copycat to inferior "features".

I'm sorry, what?

Being able to split a hard-disk into more than four partitions is definitely a feature, and one I want and use a lot. Where it came from doesn't matter -- it's there, and it's supported well in Windows and in Linux. But not BSD.

I wanted to try PC-BSD, and in fact downloaded and burned two CDs, before I ran into this very issue -- I had cleared out an extended partition, and the installer didn't want to know.


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