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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RE[3]: Wow!
by Joe User on Sat 21st Jul 2007 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow!"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

You have to understand an operating system to actually see the differences.

This is true. I am a normal user, I don't know the internals of an operating system, this is why I don't see any differences.

Try ... try *BSD or Linux.

I have. For several years already.

Distros aren't different operating system. But *BSD IS different.

You see, they are different but I don't see the differences.

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RE[4]: Wow!
by kwag on Sat 21st Jul 2007 23:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow!"
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"You see, they are different but I don't see the differences."

Well, do some heavy benchmarks with FreeBSD, like multiple Firefoxes running, a couple of running videos, and other "stress" tests.
Repeat the same tests on ANY Linux distro, and you'll clearly see "The *BSD difference" ;)

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RE[5]: Wow!
by Oliver on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 09:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow!"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

FUD! And massive lack of knowledge.

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RE[5]: Wow!
by psychicist on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 15:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow!"
psychicist Member since:
2007-01-27

What advantage would I be seeing when I currently run the most BSD-like Linux distribution (Slackware) with a custom compiled AMD Athlon kernel?

Before I installed the latest release it had been running for months under heavy stress since I use is as a VNC/file server and also compile jobs in VMware/QEMU even running Slackware ports for other architectures.

Aside from that I have Mozilla Firefox running with more than 10 windows each containing more than 15 tabs. So I would like to know if FreeBSD would perform better than this or not. Solaris does not, despite possible advantages for a server as ZFS and zones.

I briefly ran FreeBSD 4.5 on my laptop a few years ago and recently OpenBSD 4.0, both of which didn't perform as well despite the better security they have out of the box.

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RE[4]: Wow!
by happycamper on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 08:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow!"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

"You have to understand an operating system to actually see the differences.

This is true. I am a normal user, I don't know the internals of an operating system, this is why I don't see any differences. "

so you can't see the difference between windows, linux and Mac OS X.

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RE[5]: Wow!
by Oliver on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 09:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow!"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

What's a "normal user", a user using a browser and email application, surfing at Ebay and Amazon for some minutes? Yes, then you won't see any difference.

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RE[4]: Wow!
by Oliver on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 09:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow!"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

For several year? Makes me smile ... I do know a lot of "normal" users which are aware of the differences and they aren't kernel hackers.

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