Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

However, desktop usability is really becoming an issue in Unix world (as far as desktop usage is concerned).

I agree. To the extent that Linux has a desktop presence. One tends to get a skewed sense of reality when immersed in the OSNews noosphere. (Oops. I used an ESRism.)

I included this link in a post I made a little while ago. While it's handy, I may as well use it here, too:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-yearly-2008-2012

In a nutshell, *if* we want more people using Linux on the desktop (and that is not necessarily a given) then we need to be doing something differently than we have been.

-Steve

P.S. Same goes for the FreeBSD and PC-BSD guys, too. They face the same questions and the same problems.

Edited 2012-01-13 19:23 UTC

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