Linked by David Adams on Wed 21st Jul 2010 17:49 UTC, submitted by JRepin
PC-BSD The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5. Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. Version 8.1 of PC-BSD is available for download from mirrors, as well as via torrent.
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RE[2]: nice
by marcp on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE: nice"
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OS itself is nice, just like FreeBSD, which is the base, but can't agree with this:

PC-BSD is one of the best operating systems out there, for beginners to UNIX to sysadmins alike.

... because PC-BSD gets in a sysadmin way much too often ... It forces you to use KDE [or fluxbox, IIRC], but it also uses many unccesecary daemons running in a background, like HAL for example. KDE is definitely not in taste of someone, who likes order, clean and leightweight env [which is - of course - most of sysadmins ;) ]. Definitely not for me. Definitely not for one of my clients - been there, tried that, but it failed to bring the right experience, so now my client is happy with FBSD+XFCE4+Flash, small footprint, good performance and responsivenes.

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