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[10]: I love PC-BSD
by Joe User on Wed 23rd May 2007 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: I love PC-BSD"
Joe User
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2005-06-29

Of course you have to charge for your work. Why would you give free consultancy? Does you attorney work for free by chance? ;)

I prefer paying for computing consultancy and having more free time, rather than having less time for myself and my family, because I would be learning more computing stuff. Everyone his job. When you're sick, you go to the doctor, you don't learn medicine (you may know the basics though, but not enough). And your doctor doesn't say your IQ is below average because you're not able to cure alone, like I read a lot on this web site when it comes to Linux power users vs. n00bs.

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RE[11]: I love PC-BSD
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd May 2007 23:50 in reply to "RE[10]: I love PC-BSD"
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2006-10-08

"Of course you have to charge for your work. Why would you give free consultancy?"

If you consult them once free of charge, they expect this every time. :-)

"Does you attorney work for free by chance? ;) "

In Germany, attorneys even charge for the information that they may not give any information without charge. :-) NB, Germany is the only country where attorney are given the right to ensure their charges by law.

"I prefer paying for computing consultancy and having more free time, rather than having less time for myself and my family, because I would be learning more computing stuff."

This opinion is completely valid. The decision is simple: Do I want to invest time? No? Then I need to invest money. The faster a solution is, the more expensive it can get.

"Everyone his job. When you're sick, you go to the doctor, you don't learn medicine (you may know the basics though, but not enough)."

While I usually do easy stuff (such as Emmet's operation) on my own where I can hold the responsibility, I usually consult a doctor which has to do what I'm not able to.

In computing, it's the same to me: What can I do on my own? Which knowledge am I ready to get? How many time do I want to invest? These and similar questions lead me to decide if I'm ready to read a 50 pages+ manpage in order to get something working or if I rather install {gk}something. Same for optimization: Do I need a solution only once? Dirty but working solution is enough. Do I need it on a daily basis? Then I rather sit down and implement a nice script.

"And your doctor doesn't say your IQ is below average because you're not able to cure alone, like I read a lot on this web site when it comes to Linux power users vs. n00bs."

And my doctor may think my IQ is beneath his own one until he reads my testing reports. :-)

You have to admit thatt there are idiot out there. But they're there not only in the world of computing, but in the world of medicine, in the world of public traffic and the world of law as well. The IQ does not matter, this is correct.

I don't like the separation "power users" versus "n00bs". What is a power user? Some roundclicking guys who install their "Windows" twice a month call themselves power users. Am I a power user? No, I don't think so. What is power? The number of processor cores? The FSB? The amount of HDD space? Personally, I think "power" refers to the ability to educated decisions that are lead by rationality. Use the right tool for every task. You may try out this and that, but "trial & error" is not a very professional concept, don't you agree? The authors of software that controls an ICU (intensive care unit) cannot try out because other ones lives rely on their educated and professional work. Home entertainment, holiday photos, yes, even illegal file sharing are completely different matters.

But I'd like to repeat one statement I made earlier: If you participate in public traffic, driving your car, you need to follow obligatory rules. If you are connected to the Internet, the same demand applies. You are responsible for what you do - to yourself and to others. I think this is an universal concept that does not only fit the computing world, it fits everywhere.

PS. "Thatt" is not a spelling error, it's a preview to the New English Orthography. :-)

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