Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 9th May 2006 09:01 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
FreeBSD "It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. This release is the next step in the development of the 6.X branch, delivering several performance improvements, many bugfixes, and a few new features. These include: Addition of a keyboard multiplexer. This allows USB and PS/2 keyboards to coexist without any special options at boot. Many fixes for filesystem stability. High load stress tests are now run successfully on a regular basis as part of the normal FreeBSD QA process. Automatic configuration for man Bluetooth devices, as well as automatic support for running WiFi access points. Addition of drivers for new ethernet and SAS and SATA RAID controllers."
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RE: RE[2]: Yum/Apt
by dennis on Tue 9th May 2006 17:58 UTC
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FreeBSD is good for many tasks but being a desktop is not one - not right now. I have been a BSD user for many years and I would love to see this change but until then I will not be directing beginers to it.

I simply do not agree with that. I am not in a hurry. I do my things while on virtual desktop number 4 a terminal with portupgrade runs. I don't care to have the new Firefox a few hours later while the current installed one does its job very good. :-)

Let's make things clear. The fact is not FreeBSD "is good for many tasks but being a desktop is not one - not right now". The fact is *you* don't think it's ready. ;-)

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RE[2]: RE[3]: Yum/Apt
by twenex on Tue 9th May 2006 18:14 in reply to "RE: RE[2]: Yum/Apt"
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And I don't think Windows is ready. I troll you not.

Am I right in thinking you can pkg_add packagex, then make install clean it from source, and use the package whilst your port is compiling? This works on Gentoo.

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