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]: BSDs not good desktop?
by dindin on Sat 6th Oct 2007 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BSDs not good desktop?"
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Of course it's a BSD. It uses the mach kernel with FreeBSD 5 userland stuff. Seems pretty BSD to me.

That would make everything BSD. Windows uses the BSD stack for its networking and Unix services for Windows is derived from BSD toolsets. That would include Linux as well since it contains stuff from the *BSDs.

If you put a BSD userland on top of a Linux kernel does not make it a BSD OS. Its still a Linux OS.

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