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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RE[2]: Nice review
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 02:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice review"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

You say that because you're jealous. They were the first to put this into practice and implement the same installation procedure as Windows applications. This is what people want and you're unhappy because now more people can use Linux/BSD. I see smoke over your head. Get a life...

They're on the right track.

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RE[3]: Nice review
by sbergman27 on Tue 31st Oct 2006 02:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice review"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""You say that because you're jealous. They were the first to put this into practice and implement the same installation procedure as Windows applications."""

No. I say it because it is true. I do happen to prefer Linux. But I feel that Linux and BSD are brothers and applaud the BSDs when they do cool things like reverse engineer wireless drivers. They are beating our butts on that count.

This PC-BSD packaging thing is just a mistake.

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RE[4]: Nice review
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 02:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice review"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

This PC-BSD packaging thing is just a mistake.

Is it a mistake for you because of philosophical reasons or because of technical reasons? If it's for technical reasons, this has been discussed a number of times, and there is nothing wrong having several times the same libraries on your system. It just uses a little bit more RAM/HDD, which is a tradeoff they decided to choose, update allows you to have a secure system, and they did the right choice because their PBI system works remarkably good.

What better solution do you suggest instead of their technique, keeping installation like the PBI concept using a self-extracting package for the end user and to solve the dependency nightware of other systems? (DesktopBSD's package system is no-go for Windows and Mac users).

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RE[3]: Nice review
by lazywally on Tue 31st Oct 2006 02:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice review"
lazywally Member since:
2005-07-06

Its not as simple as saying "you're jealous". You have valid points about ease of software installation but the previous poster is also right about the design/technical deficiencies of the pbi system.

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RE[4]: Nice review
by Joe User on Tue 31st Oct 2006 02:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice review"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

the previous poster is also right about the design/technical deficiencies of the pbi system

This discussion goes nowhere... You say it's bad but you fail to explain why. Isn't PC-BSD's system like Windows' or OS X'software installers? Are these wrong? Oh please...

Ok, they're wrong because the user doesn't have to type sudo apt-get install.

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