Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2007 21:05 UTC, submitted by Nix_User
PC-BSD LinuxHelp has reviewed PC-BSD. "PC-BSD is turning out to be an excellent alternative to other desktop operating systems. After testing and using PC-BSD for some time now, I can't but admire the sheer amount of work that is put into creating, developing and molding an OS for the lay person albeit with a strong slant towards FreeBSD. The fact that PC-BSD is able to accomplish all the tasks expected by an end user - be it using the Internet for communication, listening to music, watching movies or using it for recreation purposes holds it in good stead as a viable desktop operating systems."
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RE: PC-BSD
by protagonist on Wed 23rd May 2007 06:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

I have been using PC-BSD on my IBM system, this is the conputer I use to install and try out alternatice OS's, and have really enjoyed using it. I have multiple HD's attached to the system and pressing the F12 key on boot allows me to select a HD to boot from so multiple OS's are fairly ewasy to manage.

Anyway, I have had Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Open Suise, Solaris, LinuxMint, FreeBSD, and a host of other OS's installed, wiped and something else installed in its place. The only constant has been PS-BSD installed on the second HD. It has lasted where the others have come and gone.

I have found it to be the easiest to set up and configure. It has proven to be very stable and reliable. And it has let me do one thing I have yet to accomplish with any of the Linux distros I have tried. And that is run my monitor at the native 1600x1200 resolution on the DVI connection. It took me just a few minutes to accomplish in PC-BSD and I bet I have spent many hours trying to accomplish the same in all the other OS's I have tried.

In summary, I run OS X on my old PowerMac G5 and most of the rest of my time is now spent using this OS. I am enjoying using PC-BSD as much as I did BeOS.

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