Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD Two reviews of PC-BSD 1.4. The first one concludes: " If you are a new user, there is everything here for you; equally so if you are an experienced techie you can get into the FreeBSD ports tree and compile to your hearts content. Something for everyone here, no matter their level of knowledge or expertise." The second one: "PC-BSD is an extremely user friendly and secure BSD, based on the rock solid FreeBSD 6.2 stable core, with a easy to use package management system, a friendly installation GUI and great hardware recognition. It is easy enough for average users and interesting enough for advanced users."
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RE[4]: It's ok.
by zugu on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's ok. "
zugu
Member since:
2007-08-28

Yet ironically, in Windows I get to install whatever I want, and Microsoft does not act like a nanny, continuously telling me what I should install and not.

With great power comes great responsibility. I manage to keep my Windows installations safe because I know what I'm doing. People who get malware wholly deserve it.

As for the Mac people and the backwards compatibility that lasts no more than a version back, please notice the distance between OS X releases; or compare it with the 6 month cycle used by Ubuntu. Sure, Debian releases rarely, too, except it doesn't allow me the freedom to install whatever packages I want in the meantime. Unless I want to get into the dirty business of compiling, and believe me, I don't want to.

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RE[5]: It's ok.
by raynevandunem on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 18:20 in reply to "RE[4]: It's ok. "
raynevandunem Member since:
2006-11-24

The Bundle system would work if OS X was updated every 18-24 months. Unfortunately, Apple has a bad conception of backwards compatibility, particularly because of how much they want to 'release early, release often'.

So yeah, Mac's Bundles + Debian's long-term release cycle. That would be awesome, IMO.

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