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[3]: Extended partitions ?
by Soulbender on Wed 23rd May 2007 13:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Extended partitions ?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"Being able to split a hard-disk into more than four partitions is definitely a feature,"

It would have been even better if Compaq (yes, this is an abomination that MS is not responsible for) hadn't made the braindead design-decision to limit the number primary partitions to 4. Its a completely arbitrary and pointless limitation that does nothing but add unneeded complexity. That's what the previous poster was getting at.

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RE[4]: Extended partitions ?
by adamk on Wed 23rd May 2007 14:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Extended partitions ?"
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

Sure, it would have better if the limit wasn't in place. But, unfortunately, there are lots of users out there in the world whose computers are setup that way. And there are many users who might be interested in using PC-BSD (or any of the BSDs) but are unable to because it won't install to an extended partition.

Adam

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