Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th May 2006 13:49 UTC, submitted by Mediv
PC-BSD For those who want an easy-to-configure and easy-to-install FreeBSD desktop system, Dru Lavigne demonstrates the features of PC-BSD and DesktopBSD. This first article is about PC-BSD. "If you haven't had a chance to try out PC-BSD, take some time to install and poke about this user-friendly operating system. If you're looking for a free and stable operating system for friends or family, burn them an ISO and have them give it a test drive."
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Very nice
by MrEcho on Fri 12th May 2006 20:48 UTC
MrEcho
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2005-07-07

Being a Gentoo user for the past 2 years has made me starting to look at other distros. I love Gentoo and all, but it can be a pain at times.
I installed PCBSD lastnight, and wow. Easyer then Ubuntu to install.
The base install is just that the base.
Its just enough to be a desktop install, nothing more.
This is how it should be for all distros!
I just dont understand why distros want to install everything under the sun durning the install, I just dont get it. Most of these apps people will not use.

Their install system or there lack of one is the best yet. NO dependencies! Very easy to install, very easy to uninstall. Even installing the Nvidia drivers where very easy.
Out of the box it even played MP3's and MOV files.

I hope it only gets better from here.
Would be nice if there was a Linux distro that did it like PCBSD.

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