Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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RE: Cool, but...
by glarepate on Mon 19th Oct 2009 19:26 UTC in reply to "Cool, but..."
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... should I just stick with trying FreeBSD ...


PC-BSD ( http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/12/26/ for the 'About' page) and FreeSBIE ( http://www.freesbie.org/ homepage) are both FreeBSD and are designed to be very usable desktop systems. So, technically, you could switch AND stick with FreeBSD. Plus I believe they both come as live CDs so that you can try/test them and see if it looks like something you are interested in. But I didn't find anything about PC-BSD being a live CD so that may turn out to be a VirtualBox, Parallels, VMware, QEMU, Bochs thing (I haven't figured out how to use XEN or kvm yet) to see if you like it if you aren't committed to installing right off the bat.

They mention dual-booting but nowadays there are few reasons to run just one OS at a time in order to research one. YHMDO (Your hardware may dictate otherwise.)

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