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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I'm really impressed
by GCrain on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 20:52 UTC
GCrain
Member since:
2005-07-11

I've tried many Linux distro's and just really had a hard time with them all. The base installs are okay, but anytime you want to add software, I had trouble. Either they were source downloads only, and i didn't have the build tools installed or there was some dependancy or missing library problem.
I tried PC-BSD and was immediately sold. I really like it. It works great, and there is a certain polish that it just seems to work the way it is supposed to. CD's and DVD's automount, movie DVD's played nicely. Installing new software using the PBI was the easiest. It is different than MacOS X, but the security and ease reminded me of it.

Here's to future success in 2007 !! Cheers, and good job!

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RE: I'm really impressed
by Edward on Thu 4th Jan 2007 19:22 in reply to "I'm really impressed"
Edward Member since:
2005-09-17

It sounds great, I can't wait to try it. Your post really puts what I was thinking anyway into words in a great way. I have OpenSuSE 10, it is great, but I would love to download a app. & install with one click.

Edited 2007-01-04 19:26

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RE[2]: I'm really impressed
by Doc Pain on Thu 4th Jan 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE: I'm really impressed"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"[...] I would love to download a app. & install with one click. "

One of the best things worth mentioning is that the PC-BSD developers offer one central access point to the PBI application packages where you can browse and download from the available PBI packages. No need to search half of the web for the applications, selecting the desired OS and so on. It's really great for beginners who are not familiar with this (old fashioned) method of first searching and then installing software (as you might know it from "Windows"), instead, you only need your favourite browser, download the package you want and install it - simple and up to date.

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