Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2006 17:50 UTC, submitted by anonymous
PC-BSD LinuxHelp reviews PC-BSD, the (100% compatible) variant of FreeBSD aimed at the desktop, and concludes: "All in all, PC-BSD is an OS which has a bright future in the desktop market provided the developers provide more variety of software or at least equivalent to those found in the FreeBSD ports." Screenshots included to keep our younger readers happy.
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RE: That is nice.
by Hetfield on Sat 4th Feb 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "That is nice."
Hetfield
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2005-07-09

Ah, don't pay attention to those "horror stories". The installer does feel crappy, especially compared to those found in major Linux distros, but that's because it doesn't have nice graphics and doesn't provide a 3-click-installation. But installing any of the BSD's is extremely fast, and you can start configuring and using the system in no time at all.

By the way, I dual-boot Windows and FreeBSD, but FreeBSD is my desktop OS of choice and I hardly ever boot into Windows. I've been using FreeBSD for around 20 months now, and the last time I actually had to install it was - 20 months ago. It's pretty easy to upgrade without reinstalling, which means that once FreeBSD is installed, you'll never have to touch the installer again. ;)

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