Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 18:35 UTC, submitted by troy.unrau
PC-BSD "PC-BSD is not a Linux distribution, but rather it could be considered among the first major FreeBSD-based distributions to live outside of the official FreeBSD. Like most distributions, it has implemented certain features in a way that attempts to distinguish it from the competition, and I will focus mostly on these differences. This test drive is intended to give an overview of what PC-BSD is and why one would consider using it."
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RE[4]: Not a fan
by antik on Wed 20th Jun 2007 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not a fan"
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I don't know from where this "PC-BSD is not suitable for die hard FreeBSD hackers" come from. In reality hackers need working system "right now" and won't tinker around for week to design their own custom installation because they just can. Time is money you know. More tinkerfree time- more beautiful code. PC-BSD is unmodified FreeBSD without any custom optimization, except preconfigured configuration, enabled functionality like OpenBSD PF firewall, DRM(Direct Rendering Manager for graphics acceleration) and ALTQ (QoS- Quality of Service) in modified GENERIC kernel.

Only major differences are written from scratch in Qt graphical installer (not based on RedHat Anaconda like some Linux zealot may think), PBI (Push Button Installer) and system configuration tools like "network/wifi/pppoe manager" etc.

Everything is BSD licensed and anyone who want to make PC-BSD tools available in FreeBSD ports are welcome.

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