Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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Linux operating systems shouldn't get lazy, bloated or buggy (I'm not saying they do, but well, it's tempting, if you know you're so good, to sit back, after all ;) ), so it's great to have a BSD system that is fast, solid, and appealing to new *n*x users, who just want to have a productive system, easy to set up and use.

If mainstream mass user Linux feels this very promising competition, both Linux (more impetus for making an OS just as solid as BSD) and the BSDs (more impetus for providing all the nice features that the Linuxes have) will profit.

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