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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by Doc Pain on Sat 21st Jul 2007 23:32 UTC in reply to "PC-BSD"
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"I might consider switching from Linux to PC-BSD.
Does it provide timely security updates for their releases (security fixes are very important to me)?"

Yes, they do. Even OS fixes are provided as PBI files. They provide updates of the KDE GUI and the base OS.

Additionally, you can use the FreeBSD way of updating.

# make update
# make buildworld buildkernel KERNCONF=FOO

Refer to the FreeBSD handbook for more information.

"Is it easy to get programs like and the gimp to run reliably on it (I know they do install)? "

Of course it is (pkg_add -r gimp). I'm using FreeBSD since the 4.0 days and have the applications mentioned running. No problems.

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