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[6]: Package Management
by sbergman27 on Sat 6th Oct 2007 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Package Management"
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How do you know that, for sure?

Well, the fact that I'm using Windows since 3.1 and the fact that I'm a programmer for the past 15 years and the fact that I scan my system with AVG and Adblock (manually updated) every couple of month.

20 years, here (professionally, that is.). You scan your system with adblock? (Every couple of months?) That must be a newer feature. I gave up on Windows 11 years ago. It *has* gotten better since 3.1. But it has also gotten a lot more dangerous. I don't trust it. Even with the 28 years of computing experience I have behind me. The Altair 8800 at the high school I attended got hacked by a couple of my fellow students. Smart guys, those were. I was just getting started back then. It was running one of those Basic-based OSes written by some company operating out of a Seattle suburb.

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