Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD Just in time for the new year, the PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD version 1.3 for public download. You may download this release and view the change log. The team is also launching a web design contest for the new web site of 2007.
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Great alternative to Linux
by nedvis on Sun 31st Dec 2006 18:25 UTC in reply to "Great alternative to Linux"
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I totally agree! While I'm not really xyzBSD guy ( I'm actually Linux enthousiast ) I found PCBSD much easyer to install and maintain than any of Linux distros I had ( at least 50 different distributions).
What I like most is almost brilliant PBI concept ( one click installer) on apr if not better than rpm, apt-get ,
slapt-get, pkg an so on. At least that's tru for BSD/Unix novices.
It was eight/nine monts ago when I came across PCBSD and have installed PCBSD 1.2 on my Pentium II 450 MHz Compaq Deskpro Small Form Factor (low-end PC ). It is my most trusted extremely stable (not really fastest but most reliable) workstation. The level of customisation is on par with my PCLinuxOS 0.92b I'm running on exact same hardware thanks to the KDE 3.5.5
Control Center ( I do not touch PSD CLI tools since , again, I'm not a BSD guy ).
Since I have all but latest hardware PCBSD 1.3 is the best thing happend to me in the Year 2006 besides
great snappy Vector Linux 5.8
I'm sure PCBSD will most likely be the project gaining in popularity over next couple years since it's , to my best knowledge, most user-friendly UNIX (I can't talk about Nexenta, Desktop BSD is not to my taste and TrueBSD is still in experimental stage of development).

Best wishes to all OS-junkies !

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