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[4]: Package Management
by null_pointer_us on Sat 6th Oct 2007 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Package Management"
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But many of those programs are not "new fancy GUI stuff"--yum and apt are command line utilities, for example, and they've been around for years. If they were not around at the time, great, but you seem to be missing the point: resolving dependencies by auto-fetching packages is not something RPM was intended to do.

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