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]: Lets get serious
by SK8T on Sat 6th Oct 2007 16:38 UTC in reply to "Lets get serious"
SK8T
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2006-06-01

Mac OS X is a BSD, too.
Drivers…: Software and Hardware came from the same company, products you buy for this system have a driver included.
Market share: not too much yet, 25 million is the last number I know, but growing ;-)

So I think BSD has a chance on the desktop. But I think, the Desktop is not the target for the FreeBSD developers.

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