Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 09:42 UTC, submitted by Extend
FreeBSD Last week it was BSD week: OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0, and DragonFlyBSD 2.2.1. FreeBSD 7.2 completes the picture, with every major BSD now having a new and fresh release waiting to be installed on your desktop, laptop, or server.
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RE: The Question: BSD on Desktop
by kenji on Mon 4th May 2009 15:42 UTC in reply to "The Question: BSD on Desktop"
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2. Binary package management - Everyone else has this. I have been harping about this for years with FreeBSD after I got fedup with broken ports and taking hours to compile large software - either no packages or the package would introduce upteen library conflicts.

Really? No package management?*

FreeBSD has an entire suite of package tools.

I think that FreeBSD's package management works just fine. The library conflicts you speak of are probably because you were mixing ports and packages. If you stick with packages, you get stable, proven software although sometimes a bit out of date. Using ports is not a requirement.

*sarcasm denoted with italics

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