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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by nedvis on Mon 1st Jan 2007 04:00 UTC
nedvis
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2006-01-02

"If PCBSD is hiding away or ignoring powerful package features to make "a-little-bit-better-than-Windows-pointy-clicky" package system, it may be a very interesting alternative for newbies or inexperienced admins etc, but not for me.."
Good point but I think PCBSD people are about to please all those nongeeks and/or *nix noobs with their "one-click-install" procedure/technology which in efect may bring easy deployment of the system in small busines and enterprises.
PBI technology only might be the reason iXsystems bought PC-BSD ( http://tinyurl.com/ucwga )

" Although I can see the point in doing that for binary-only programs like Opera, in general that seems like a clunky and disk-wasting solution to me, if I understand it correctly."
You get it right but , seriously, who cares about couple hundreds of megabytes today when hard-disk storage is so cheap and affordable.
BTW have you ever checked hom many megabytes storage are wasted by unneeded language support packages from Thai to Gaelic (for both Gnome and KDE) in default Ubuntu install?
Keeping application executables and all dependecies and libraries separated from OS files is probably not best thing you can do to make your system reliable and
long lasting solution but PCBSD has found their way around it. I might be wrong I don't know?

Anyway, I hope you had great fun last night?
And I'm going to have couple large Rhine Wine glasses.
Cheers!
Now I'm
Linux nedvis.fedora 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Dec 15 17:31:29 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
In the morning I'll post my new uname -a from PCBSD 1.3

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