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 viniosity on Thu 18th Sep 2008 22:43 UTC in reply to "RE: 32 Bits only?"
viniosity
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2005-07-06


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



I'm a fan of BSD and Linux but I have to tell you that it is way way easier to upgrade a linux install from one version to the next.. at least on Debian based distros.

You can actually update Dapper Drake directly to Hardy Heron.. a skip of about 3 years. On the other hand I've had to endure hours of 'fun' simply moving from FreeBSD 6.2 to 7.

Not trying to start a flame war, but I would like to defend the misconception that you cannot do in Linux what you can in BSD.

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