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]: BSDs not good desktop?
by BluenoseJake on Sat 6th Oct 2007 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: BSDs not good desktop?"
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"Windows uses the BSD stack for its networking and Unix services for Windows is derived from BSD toolsets"

Uh, no. Windows used to use the BSD stack for it's networking, oh, back 10 years, but the NT stack was home grown, I believe.

Services for Unix is based on Interix, which is a Windows NT subsystem. Interix was written in the 90s as a fully functioning Unix subsystem to replace the crappy Posix subsystem that NT shipped with. I believe (I may be wrong) that it is based on System V.

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