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[3]: Extended partitions ?
by antik on Wed 23rd May 2007 13:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Extended partitions ?"
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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.

You can have 4(primary partitions)*7(slices)=28 "partitions" with FreeBSD on your hard drive. How many you can have with Windows/Linux?

I had cleared out an extended partition, and the installer didn't want to know.
That was a bug that noone encountered during beta and RC testing- now it is fixed.

Extended partitions is *LAME*- end of story.

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