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 ThawkTH on Thu 26th Jul 2007 02:25 UTC 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 Joe User on Thu 26th Jul 2007 12:40 in reply to "RE[2]: PC-BSD"
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So in the end it's different. If you're "in need" of benchmarks, test FreeBSD. Comparing two FreeBSD systems is just nonsense

There *ARE* differences between these two systems, and you know it, so asking for a comparison is not "just nonsense".

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by google_ninja on Thu 26th Jul 2007 13:01 in reply to "RE[2]: PC-BSD"
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from the FAQ

Why DesktopBSD? There's already PC-BSD!

DesktopBSD development started about one year before PC-BSD suddenly appeared, therefore DesktopBSD is definitively no copy and not about rivalry against PC-BSD. It's quite possible that PC-BSD and DesktopBSD can profit from each other in the future.

What is the difference between DesktopBSD and PC-BSD?

DesktopBSD uses all of the powerful and functional features that FreeBSD offers while PC-BSD rather introduces new, alternative systems instead. The best example of this is DesktopBSD’s Package Manager, which is in fact simply a comfortable front-end to the reliable and well-established FreeBSD “Ports” system. PC-BSD on the other hand utilises a new system of installing packages using a *.pbi package. The latter does not integrate with the system installed but wraps itself around the operating system and uses what it needs.


This is what people were asking.

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