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 Doc Pain on Sun 7th Oct 2007 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Package Management"
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"I'm running [...] ZoneAlarm (6.something, probably not the latest [...] And let me emphasize this: I don't have worms, trojans, viruses or any other kind of malware."

*ping* You have. Isn't "ZoneAlarm" the famous firewall imitation with built in spyware? :-)

As others have replied, you cannot tell for sure that you don't have a virus. First, you don't run an antivirus application (at least, none on your list), and if you would, you cannot be sure because in "Windows" you lack simple diagnostic tools that enable you to look "under the hood". Can you imagine how many "No visus Pappanheimers" I could convince using a simple packat scanner (i. e. Ethereal used inside a LAN) that their machine was working as a spam sender, spy host, file sharing base etc.?

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