Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:49 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD Jan Stedehouder has used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: "Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The solid FreeBSD roots, the very strong and very accessible information, the friendly and mature community and the PBI system provide the foundations for that potential. I don't think it is ready now and I couldn't recommend it yet to someone in the early stages of moving away from Windows to an open source desktop. But I do think that the PC-BSD team has the right target audience in mind and is building an system and a support system that addresses it's needs."
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RE[3]: Package Management
by pandronic on Sat 6th Oct 2007 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Package Management"
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No need to use that condescending tone ... It wouldn't hurt if you actually wrote some arguments instead of presuming that they are so obvious that you just need to quote me and everybody would understand immediately why you think I'm wrong.

And yes, I'll give Windows as an example since it has 90% market share. I can also give Mac OS as an example if you want.

And yes, I don't update my applications except Firefox which updates itself, and I haven't had any problems because of this. I'm running Acrobat Reader 6.0 (unupdated), Open Office 2.2, ACDSee 2, ZoneAlarm (6.something, probably not the latest), Yahoo Messenger 8.0, Photoshop 7 and I could go on. If I upgrade an app is because I like a feature in that app and rarely because of security. And let me emphasize this: I don't have worms, trojans, viruses or any other kind of malware.

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