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: Lets get serious
by marafaka on Mon 8th Oct 2007 09:02 UTC in reply to "Lets get serious"
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What's your definition of serious? Like: accept my crap without thinking? I do not feel any greater shortage of drivers for FreeBSD than for any other OS; maybe it's exactly the opposite: every time I have to reinstall a MS infested machine I curse because I can't even get on the net without some long lost CD's!

I manage several FreeBSD desktops and my clients run mostly native Gnome + multimedia + office + net stuff with some Java, Wine, Linux and game console emulation. I'm not a casual buzzword victim so would you care to enlighten me what's missing here for the holy desktop nirvana?

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