Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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RE[3]: PBI just isn't right
by bubbayank on Wed 11th Oct 2006 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: PBI just isn't right"
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Plus something like gdebi, which allows the user to install a 3rd party package by clicking on it in the browser or filemanager?

I miss how this fixes the problem of having three different X apps that want different versions of libraries and the like.

I also fail to see how Grandma or Alice in Accounting are going to deal with a "package manager". I mean right now, today, not some vaporware that does not yet exist even though it's so "easy". I also think that the typical user of a windows-replacement browsing/email station is going to be concerned about whether his/her IDE is working or not...

PC-BSD must be on the right track to draw the ire of those that dwell under bridges. ;)

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