Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2007 22:01 UTC, submitted by Oliver
BSD and Darwin derivatives "DesktopBSD 1.6 RC 3 is now available for download from our mirrors or via BitTorrent. This release candidate is considered a large step towards a final release 1.6 with major changes such as: X.Org release 7.2, improving support for modern graphics hardware; NVIDIA graphics driver, providing hardware 3D acceleration for NVIDIA video cards; latest FreeBSD 6-STABLE as base system with High Definition Audio support; support for multiple processors and multi-core CPUs; more up-to-date software packages from the DesktopBSD build servers; many small bug fixes and optimizations. Upgrades from 1.0 and previous release candidates are supported. An additional language CD and 64-bit (AMD64) DVD will be released soon."
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by ebasconp on Thu 26th Jul 2007 01:30 UTC
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Have PC-BSD and DesktopBSD thought about merging efforts towards just one killer product?

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by ThawkTH on Thu 26th Jul 2007 02:25 in reply to "PC-BSD"
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Anybody know of any reviews comparing the two? Pros/cons of each? I've done some searching but haven't found anything, especially dealing with the two new versions. I would, but I'd like another HD first... ;)

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by Oliver on Thu 26th Jul 2007 09:52 in reply to "RE: PC-BSD"
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-both of them are FreeBSD. Period.
-it's no Linux distro competition approach
-both of them are using FreeBSD-stable, KDE, Xorg 7.x
-PC-BSD is using the optional PBI installation
-DesktopBSD is using the tools of FreeBSD

So in the end it's different. If you're "in need" of benchmarks, test FreeBSD. Comparing two FreeBSD systems is just nonsense, because FreeBSD is always the *complete* operating system, not just a kernel.

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by OSGuy on Thu 26th Jul 2007 09:22 in reply to "PC-BSD"
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I believe merge isn't possible without a consent of the company that bought PC-BSD. In other words, this company would have to buy DesktopBSD too and the guys at DesktopBSD need to agree in order for a merger to go ahead. PC-BSD is no longer a stand alone non-commercial project but this is good.

Edited 2007-07-26 09:25

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by Oliver on Thu 26th Jul 2007 09:44 in reply to "PC-BSD"
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Why should we do it? There is just a different approach of doing things and it's good if people have the choice.

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