Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:49 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD Jan Stedehouder has used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: "Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The solid FreeBSD roots, the very strong and very accessible information, the friendly and mature community and the PBI system provide the foundations for that potential. I don't think it is ready now and I couldn't recommend it yet to someone in the early stages of moving away from Windows to an open source desktop. But I do think that the PC-BSD team has the right target audience in mind and is building an system and a support system that addresses it's needs."
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RE[4]: Package Management
by Doc Pain on Sat 6th Oct 2007 05:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Package Management"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

"I don't suppose that killing the average desktop home users (my first choice) would be considered an acceptable solution. So I am forced to bow to your argument. ;-)"

You don't need to kill them. Just take away their PCs and give them a TV set and a gaming console, a calculator, and a typewriter. That's what they're using on their PCs. And they won't note the difference... :-)

Edited 2007-10-06 05:41

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RE[5]: Package Management
by sbergman27 on Sat 6th Oct 2007 14:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Package Management"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""

You don't need to kill them. Just take away their PCs and give them a TV set and a gaming console, a calculator, and a typewriter. That's what they're using on their PCs. And they won't note the difference... :-)

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And a VCR. Don't forget the VCR. It was all those blinking 12:00's that drove them to Windows in the first place! ;-)

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RE[5]: Package Management
by BluenoseJake on Sat 6th Oct 2007 18:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Package Management"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"You don't need to kill them. Just take away their PCs and give them a TV set and a gaming console, a calculator, and a typewriter. That's what they're using on their PCs. And they won't note the difference... :-)"

That won't work, you've given them nothing to download porn with.

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