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: PBI's
by bousozoku on Fri 10th Apr 2009 20:41 UTC in reply to "PBI's"
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While PBI's offer a way for users to install software without downloading extra dependencies or offline package installation, it also has a drawback. Every package you install comes with all their dependencies and you will end with a lot of space spent in duplicate libraries. So while efficient at ease of installation, is inefficient at disk space usage.

But for people coming from Windows and Mac worlds it's a very good alternative.


It would be a small price to pay for someone who downloads 3 pieces of the same package for some operating system and is told twice that the dependencies weren't satisfied. At that point, the person might just delete all 3 pieces and look for the partition editor.

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