Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Nov 2007 19:33 UTC, submitted by AVL_
PC-BSD "iXsystems announced today a distribution agreement with Fry's Electronics whereby all Fry's stores nationwide will carry PC-BSD Version 1.4, Da Vinci Edition. The agreement marks the first time that the PC-BSD operating system is made available for purchase at Fry's Electronics. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in the world. It is widely renowned as the most stable and secure server operating system."
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Boxed distros are so 1990s
by stephanem on Thu 15th Nov 2007 21:20 UTC
stephanem
Member since:
2006-01-11

If music can move to online distribution formats, surely software must do the same (MS and Apple are excluded for piracy reasons).

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RE: Boxed distros are so 1990s
by backdoc on Thu 15th Nov 2007 21:45 in reply to "Boxed distros are so 1990s"
backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

I think this is a valid point.

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RE: Boxed distros are so 1990s
by jjmckay on Thu 15th Nov 2007 22:12 in reply to "Boxed distros are so 1990s"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

There's room for both. Music is still sold in stores, too.

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RE: Boxed distros are so 1990s
by Priest on Fri 16th Nov 2007 02:43 in reply to "Boxed distros are so 1990s"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

It is available online:
http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/21/11/

I don't see it as a bad thing that they also offer a boxed version in stores.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Online distribution doesn't work so well for the initial OS purchase or rebuilds. Granted, the number of people who can't get access to a network connection is getting smaller but you still need physical media sales until you get that network connection.

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