Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 18:35 UTC, submitted by troy.unrau
PC-BSD "PC-BSD is not a Linux distribution, but rather it could be considered among the first major FreeBSD-based distributions to live outside of the official FreeBSD. Like most distributions, it has implemented certain features in a way that attempts to distinguish it from the competition, and I will focus mostly on these differences. This test drive is intended to give an overview of what PC-BSD is and why one would consider using it."
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protagonist
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2005-07-06

I have been using PC-BSD for some months now and I thouroughly enjoy the experience. I tried FreeBSD and had a few problems getting it going. With PC-BSD I was able to install, boot and start working.

As far as software goes I use the PBI's and ports and both are pretty straight forward. I was palying around with Kubuntu/Ubuntu and just liked PC-BSD better. It is very fast and very easy to use yet it allows you to go the terminal route if you desire.

Also, PC-BSD seems to boot no matter where I install it. Ubuntu has refused to boot when I try to install it on other than the forst drive. Now that could be something I am doing wrong, but with PC-BSD it works. I have it installed on the second SATA drive and just press F12 and select the drive to boot and off it goes.

Anyway, I enjoyed the article.

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