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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FreeBSD ROCKS
by indiocolifa on Sat 21st Jul 2007 23:09 UTC
indiocolifa
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2006-06-20

I've found FreeBSD more solid, compact and easier than any Linux distribution out there (altough I like Debian and Debian based distributions very much).

* Also, stability is equal or better, at least in the scenarios I've played on.

* The ports tree is great.

* Porting applications to FreeBSD or fixing already ported is definitely FUN.

* FreeBSD 7.0 promises to combine the rock-solid tradition of BSD-UNIX with advanced features like ZFS.

Many people says stupid things like 'BSDs are dying, BSDs are not used in commercial systems', etc,etc.

Just look at how the BSD family is performing on the arena of 'Longest Uptimes':

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

Yahoo trusts BSD, for example:

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.yahoo.com

Edited 2007-07-21 23:13

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