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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RE[2]: 32 Bits only?
by pixel8r on Tue 16th Sep 2008 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE: 32 Bits only?"
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I use OpenBSD exclusively on a couple systems and dual boot OpenBSD on a couple others, but I gave up on Linux and have quit using it, already erased it from my main desktop system, but will try to answer.

BSD & Linux differences:

Each BSD is developed and maintained by its own group - kernal, filesystem, centralized ports, system libraries, instead of getting different parts from different people.

The BSDs are much more command line focused and is not interested in developing anything to be user friendly. People will help, but they do expect you try to be independent, they will not hold your hand every step of the way through.

In BSD you can upgrade to the new release from source, there is no need to erase it and install the new release

For a more thorough list, have a look here http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/explaining-bsd/comparing-bsd... Plus can just to a quick Linux BSD search for more list of differences



Ok so thats all the negatives...any positives? ;)

actually the only thing that would interest me from that list is the in-place upgrade -which debian (and derivatives) has been able to do for years now...and upgrading via binary packages is a hell of a lot quicker than upgrading from source...anyone have a spare couple of days while your pc compiles all your software?

i would think that linux sharing resources and libraries etc amongs all the various distros is a big plus since everyone contributes and everyone benefits.

each to their own - my answer to the kubuntu (or other linux distro) user is that if you're happy with your linux distro and the direction linux is taking, then BSD will probably not be for you...

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