Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 19:19 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.2 has been released. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.2 for x86 based processors. PC-BSD 1.2 now utilizes the FreeBSD advanced ULE scheduler and is compiled with optimizations for 686 processors (all support for 386, 486 and 586 microcode is disabled in kernel). This release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX, making it a solid release for home and business usage."
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by Dudesdad on Thu 13th Jul 2006 22:21 UTC
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I have been running it for two days now and so far it has been rock solid. I have installed the Nvidia drivers, the flash player, Xmms, K3B, and the Codecs Package. Everything worked perfect. In my humble opinion the pbi package manager is just about the best package installer I have run across in any O/S.
I am very impressed and may just switch from Slackware as my primary o/s.

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RE: Outstanding!
by bytecoder on Fri 14th Jul 2006 01:35 in reply to "Outstanding!"
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To be honest, the fact that they still have a concept of "installation" kind of turns me off. It's not terribly hard to create self-contained applications; hell, OS X has it, as does Rox, although I suspect they somewhat hack around the configuration file issue by still using configuration files in $HOME.

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