Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:25 UTC
PC-BSD "After using PC-BSD several days, I was impressed with how easy it is to use. It's a good desktop OS, and a great way to introduce BSD to new users. The 1.0 release has a few rough edges, but nothing that should scare off prospective users. For the future, I'd like to see something like Synaptic to manage PBI packages and allow users to browse for software without having to visit the PC-BSD Web site, and it would be nice if the site had a little more documentation, but I expect such things will come along in due time as the project matures."
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RE[4]: Pc-BSD or FreeBSD?
by TheMonoTone on Thu 16th Feb 2006 00:53 UTC
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there a common misconception that pkg_add -r can't get "newer packages" but the fact of the matter is that you can upgrade rather easily with binary packages. You need only set the environment var PKG_SITE to a place with updated packages, something along the lines of
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Lat...

works perfectly well.

Combine that with a nice dependency updating/checking script like portupgrade and you've got yourself a binary upgrade path. I have yet to compile a new copy of big suites of software like kde for years now.

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