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"PC-BSD is BAD. It's just a "MSWindows-BSD" and no more.
PC-BSD *is* FreeBSD. And former Microsoft fanboy like *cough* you *cough* should use Windows instead of talking nonsense about community driven project.
PBI is awful! Every time when you install an application all needed libraries will be installed in program's folder like it is in Win32 (C:Program FilesMyProgram).
You mean just like in Apple MacOS X- self-contained, without dependency hell? I know you miss all this dep hell- you are frustrated- install MS Windows (or GNU/Linux).
So your system has many copies of each library instead of having one in /usr/lib. Soon all your free space on a hard drive disappears. Furthermore, PBI-packages are much larger than 'deb','rpm' or 'tar.bz2', and it's difficult to download them.
OpenOffice.org2.1-PV2.1.pbi - 114MB
(you can install plain FreeBSD version into PC-BSD too with pkg_add):
OOo_2.1.0_FreeBSD62Intel_install_en-US.tbz - 114MB
OOo_2.1.0_LinuxIntel_install_en-US.tar.gz - 120MB
# du -sh OpenOffice.org2.1
Sorry to hear that your 400GB disk is full of pirated videos and music and you can`t free couple of gigabytes for your favorite applications. Or you just don`t know how to install software from ports in FreeBSD/PC-BSD.
And of course I hate the look of PBI-installer.
I know- take pill, take a deep breath and calm down- you can beat up your girlfriend for that later.
I think that DesktopBSD is much better then PC-BSD.
You mean that FreeBSD in DesktopBSD is better than FreeBSD in PC-BSD? Or what? This reminds me conversation of 5 year old boys: "My dad can beat up your dad any time, yeah!!" or "My fart smells better than your fart!!"