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[2]: Some points
by netpython on Sat 6th Oct 2007 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Some points"
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Neither would i classify the issues the author experienced as problems. In addition i know my way around *BSD as i presume you do as well.

See from an beginners point of view operating PCBSD for a while might be just enough to come around. So in this regard couldn't it all depend on the point of view?

Personally for me PCBSD is an appetizer. It isn't that different if you compare it with most other operating systems. Once you get the hang of any OS you can eventually grow and enter the more advanced concepts. The author of the article has done a decent job reviewing imho.

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