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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Re: installs are over-emphasized
by greg on Tue 3rd May 2005 20:49 UTC

Yeah, I second that. Like, I had to install WinXP, the first time in my life (my laptop came with XP Home, I wanted to replace it with XP Pro, and I also had a new bigger and faster hard drive) So I've partitioned the drive (to have a second partition for Linux), installed the XP, installed the extra drivers from the laptop vendor, everything came up, rather uneventful. Well, the conclusion is that WinXP install works. What does it tell us about XP as a whole? Very little, indeed.