Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 15:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD PC-BSD, the desktop-oriented FreeBSD variant, has released version 7.1, dubbed Galileo. In case you don't know, PC-BSD is a FreeBSD distribution with lots of customisations focussed on the desktop user. Its most defining features is the Push Button Installer, a self-contained package format with handy installers/uninstallers. PC-BSD 7.1 comes loaded with changes and updates.
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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by shadoweva09 on Fri 10th Apr 2009 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
shadoweva09
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2008-03-10

What is so great about PBI's?
In Arch Linux, for example, if I want something I just type:
pacman -S something
What is so difficult about that, except that it's less similar to the way Windows and MacOS do it?

(I'm not trying to bash here, I really don't understand it, please explain...)


All of the things that can lead it not to work. No internet connection, bad/old 3rd party software not working because of some problem with dependency x (rename, merged, marked unsafe by disro maintainers), typing errors, etc... While you don't have any problems, an unacceptable amount of people will have the problems and it just isn't compatible with that "it just works" feeling. (Also the source of "internet front-end" descriptions.) It's not difficult, it's just not that likely to work once you want the latest open source stuff that isn't in the repository or 3rd party software.

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