Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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RE[3]: OpenBSD
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Oct 2006 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OpenBSD"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"Nothing against the others, but why not go right to the source of the all these security technologies and just use OpenBSD?"

It's not intended to be an everyman's desktop OS and thus it's not suitable. It could be but it would take some serious work. Another factor is that there are far more freebsd users and thus perhaps a bigger interest in putting together a desktop "variant".

Btw, I use OpenBSD on my desktop every day and has done so for more than 6 years.

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