Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by kwag
PC-BSD The first beta of PC-BSD 1.4 has been released. "After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as 3D desktop support via Beryl, KDE 3.5.7, FreeBSD 6.2, Xorg 7.2, new GUI tools & utilities, and much more." Get it from the download page.
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Wow!
by cmost on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:44 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Who knew that FreeBSD could be so user friendly and accessible to newbies. I first looked at this OS way back at version 1.0 and it was amazing even then. If things keep progressing, then PC-BSD may prove to be an attractive option to Linux refugees when the patent wars begin to heat up and Microsoft's meddling begins to pit the Linux community against itself. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Others may wish to do the same.

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RE: Wow!
by Joe User on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:54 in reply to "Wow!"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

People don't choose a system according to legal issues, only companies do. Heck, people even pirate Windows, so they don't care if Linux has legal battles with MICROS~1 or not. The problem is that all these distros look the same. Try PCBSD, try Ubuntu, try PCLinuxOS, etc... They're all the same thing. They share the same drawbacks and advantages.

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RE[2]: Wow!
by OSGuy on Sat 21st Jul 2007 22:04 in reply to "RE: Wow!"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Yes the desktop is the same BUT the base isn't. They also do things their own way. With PC-BSD you install programs like you do in Windows. The good thing is, you can download the setup (PBI) file from ANY web location and then save it anywhere on your disk and install it from that location. With other systems such as Synaptic, what would happen if the "requested" server is down and you want the file right now? Ok ok, I know you have different servers but this is just an example. It also puts files all over the place because that's how normally is....With PBI, you have all your programs in one location called "Program Files"....ooops, I mean "Programs".

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RE[2]: Wow!
by Oliver on Sat 21st Jul 2007 22:45 in reply to "RE: Wow!"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Nonsense. You have to understand an operating system to actually see the differences. Try ... try *BSD or Linux. Distros aren't different operating system. But *BSD IS different.

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RE[2]: Wow!
by supergear on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 17:14 in reply to "RE: Wow!"
supergear Member since:
2007-07-06

but PCBSD isn't a linux distro like Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS so it is different.

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RE: Wow!
by happycamper on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 08:22 in reply to "Wow!"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

"Who knew that FreeBSD could be so user friendly and accessible to newbies"

what do you mean? FreeBSD is user friendly and accessible to newbies.

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