Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th Aug 2006 02:01 UTC, submitted by Charles Landemaine
PC-BSD Kris Moore has been working hard designing the next system installer for PC-BSD 1.3 due next month. Some of the nice features include selection between desktop, laptop or server. This installer will use KDE's Plastik theme. Full list of features can be found here and Kris' blog entry with screenshots here.
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RE: A fine OS
by Mediv on Thu 10th Aug 2006 07:02 UTC in reply to "A fine OS"
Mediv
Member since:
2006-05-10

"So why not combine both these strengths and create an OS which has the unix kernel and all the latest linux applications ?"

The debian project is what you seem to wish:

http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/ or
http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/ which is more mature and usable.

It is a FreeBSD (or NetBSD) kernel with a GNU userland and the debian package system.

Personnally, I would rather use a full Linux/Debian system or a full BSD system, but... other alternatives exist. IMHO, the basic userland is as important as the kernel.

Edited 2006-08-10 07:15

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RE[2]: A fine OS
by binarycrusader on Thu 10th Aug 2006 07:13 in reply to "RE: A fine OS"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06


The debian project is what you seem to wish:

http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/


Or, better yet, the Nexenta project:

http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki

Otherwise known as GNU/Solaris.

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RE[3]: A fine OS
by IMesh on Thu 10th Aug 2006 07:57 in reply to "RE[2]: A fine OS"
IMesh Member since:
2006-06-08

That not nesacarily better. It's only better if you prefer the Solaris kernel to the FreeBSD kernel.

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