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[3]: BSDs not good desktop?
by BSDfan on Sat 6th Oct 2007 16:07 UTC
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But some of you seem to forget that Mach has origins with BSD as well:

Large quantities of the Mac OSX kernel are BSD derived, Userland as well.. ;)

Edited 2007-10-06 16:08

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RE[4]: BSDs not good desktop?
by Oliver on Sat 6th Oct 2007 18:45 in reply to "RE[3]: BSDs not good desktop?"
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This is true since NextStep.

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