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[3]: A fine OS
by IMesh on Thu 10th Aug 2006 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A fine OS"
IMesh
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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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RE[4]: A fine OS
by binarycrusader on Thu 10th Aug 2006 08:33 in reply to "RE[3]: A fine OS"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

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

Oh, but it is a better choice for more reasons than that.

Not only does Nexenta have the ability to run existing Solaris applications, you also have the ability to install and use at least 12,019 packages from an apt repository at the time of this posting!

Thus, from a perspective of the quantity of software available, Solaris being one of the few true remaining UNIX bases left, and being an open source project that cooperates with many of the BSD communities, I think it is a better choice.

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RE[5]: A fine OS
by kaiwai on Thu 10th Aug 2006 09:00 in reply to "RE[4]: A fine OS"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

True, true; hence, if you want a Solaris for the desktop; don't expect Sun to provide it.

I'm looking forward to the eventual release; with the stable driver API; the feature rich application set ontop, it'll provide all the things that people want in a nice cohesive package for the unwashed masses to use.

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