Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 16:59 UTC, submitted by Oliver
BSD and Darwin derivatives "DesktopBSD 1.6RC3 for AMD64 is now available for download via BitTorrent and from our mirror sites. It includes several improvements made since the release of 1.6RC3 for i386, including: better performance by disabling SMP on single core/processor computers, fixed installation on disks with special partition names, inclusion of the FreeBSD ports collection on the DVD, and more."
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RE[2]: Good news
by bradley on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news"
bradley
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2007-03-02

I think that this is a good idea for DesktopBSD to office the Gnome environment, while PC-BSD offers the KDE environment since these two are aimed primarily for new users to experience BSD. Personally... this would bring them both more exposure to the masses.

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RE[3]: Good news
by Oliver on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 15:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Peter Hofer started the development of DesktopBSD and the according tools in KDE, about one year before the advent of PCBSD. Furthermore Gnome isn't really a mature desktop environment in FreeBSD. It's a hell to maintain (you can sometimes hear similar things from Linux distros). So if you like it, install it.

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RE[4]: Good news
by bradley on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 21:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

" It's a hell to maintain (you can sometimes hear similar things from Linux distros). So if you like it, install it. "

I'm well aware of how difficult it is to maintain... At the same time I've read too many reviews on how well FreeBSD has maintained Gnome and I have to agree with FreeBSD users who prefer it... I'm a FreeBSD user myself as well as a long time Slackware user with Solaris along for the ride. I like all 3 operating systems and they all have much to offer and something to be learned from... and yes... I like it... so I installed it.

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