Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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PC-BSD
by Clinton on Mon 15th Sep 2008 23:36 UTC
Clinton
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I've never been too interested in the desktop BSDs, but I read an interesting article with Kris Moore recently, so I thought I'd give PC-BSD a try.

I've used PC-BSD 7 since beta 1 and have been impressed with the quality as well as the way Kris interacts with users and the speed with which bugs are addressed.

While PC-BSD 7 still has a couple of small warts, they are not serious issues and haven't detracted from my overall experience. I think PC-BSD does for FreeBSD what Ubuntu does for Debian by making it more accessible to new users and the masses.

I decided this morning, after seeing the final release, to install PC-BSD on my laptop at work and see how things go for a few months. So far, I'm impressed; which is saying a lot since I've never been a fan of KDE.

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