Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 18:14 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.5 has been released. "System Updater tool: keeps system & PBIs up to date; sound detection program! Uses XML backend to identify and load modules; amd64 build of 1.5, including PBIs that are on our auto-build server; PBI icon preview library, now a PBI file shows the embedded icon on your desktop, not the generic 'PBI' format icon; Xorg 7.3; KDE 3.5.8; FreeBSD 6.3 Release."
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Mature desktop OS
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 13th Mar 2008 04:28 UTC
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For the first time it is a real alternative to Linux.
I was offered to configure my screen resolution and the Nvidia driver. Sound started without my intervention, like the most mature Linux distros, Finally there is a pppoe module which works first attempt (it is a bit hidden).
The Flash issue has been solved with a brilliant solution: you are offered to download Firefox for Windows + Flash, running under Wine. Java and Thunderbird are also available.
All in all, congratulations to the team!

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