Linked by Uri Sharf on Mon 2nd May 2005 20:23 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD is a new FreeBSD 5.3 distribution, with a graphical installer and KDE 3.4 as its desktop. A new beta version was just released, and though I can't say I have much experience with FreeBSD, or any *BSD for that matter, I was curious enough to try it. And I'm glad I did. From a desktop user's point of view, completely oblivious to the many virtues and sound foundation of all things BSD, all I really ever wanted was an OS that is solid, easy to install and, well ... fun to work with.
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Meat Please?
by DrJ on Mon 2nd May 2005 21:00 UTC

I'd like to see PC-BSD succeed, but I'm afraid the article didn't offer much help in determining really what is installed and what PC-BSD does and does not do.

For example, JAVA and Flash are inconvenient to install and integrate with the browser. Are these set up automatically? What about printing? Does it use lpd or cups? Or do you have to set that up yourself? What about a good set of truetype fonts? Is there a mechanism set up through cron to update the system and ports automatically? Backup routines? Any kernel tweeking done, or do you wind up with the standard GENERIC kernel? What about audio and codecs?

All I could tell is that KDE came up at the end of the install. That's good, but...