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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Performance?
by AndrewZ on Thu 13th Jul 2006 23:57 UTC
AndrewZ
Member since:
2005-11-15

The header says it is optimized for 686? Has anyone run any benchmarks that would compare it to another OS? Is it indeed faster and optimized?

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RE: Performance?
by Joe User on Fri 14th Jul 2006 00:20 in reply to "Performance?"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

Has anyone run any benchmarks that would compare it to another OS? Is it indeed faster and optimized?

Here it's quite fast. It's faster than Linux in any case. I'm a long-term Linux user, and I'm thing about turning PC-BSD into my desktop of choice, overall system is better than Mandriva that I use right now. Also, they have some nice application: www.pbidir.com

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RE[2]: Performance?
by silicon on Fri 14th Jul 2006 10:51 in reply to "RE: Performance?"
silicon Member since:
2005-07-30

How is it faster than Linux? Can you explain how (with valid benchmarks) or are you spewing up crap?

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RE: Performance
by aGNUstic on Sat 15th Jul 2006 16:17 in reply to "RE: Performance?"
aGNUstic Member since:
2005-07-28

I am a hard-core user of Linux. I also use BSD when the need arises. I downloaded the 1.2 version of PCBSD and say I am highly impressed.

The only spare maching I had was an old cranky PIII at work with limited memory. It's preformance was excellent on this machine. I can only imagine what it would be like on a fast machine.

The next item that impressed me was the overall thought on the KDE. Aside from the cartoonish dragon - It's business oriented.

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