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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I noticed some serious problems though
by hraq on Thu 13th Jul 2006 22:52 UTC
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

If the OS didn't freeze with me when I was playing a file from the DVDROM then it would have been my first OS of choice even before Fedora. But this crash still is happening and I would not know where is the true problem. This stability issue didn't happen at all for me with my current hardware with any of linux OSs I have tried not even solaris snv beta versions; so the problem pinpoint itself to PC-BSD itself but where, I don't know!

Otherwise this OS approach is the best I have ever seen in OSS, especially the ease of use of the installer.

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pcbsdusr Member since:
2006-01-23

Were You using Kaffeine? I think Kaffeine is not up to the expectations... Crashes here with DVDs' sometimes.

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antik Member since:
2006-05-19

Yes, Kaffeine is unstable, I'd recommend to install KMPlayer for video- more robust and rocksolid- never crashed here and amaroK for audio. You can install em from ports (FreeBSD standard way of installing from source) or PBI.

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