Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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RE[2]: 32 Bits only?
by gilboa on Mon 15th Sep 2008 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE: 32 Bits only?"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

I use OpenBSD exclusively on a couple systems and dual boot OpenBSD on a couple others, but I gave up on Linux and have quit using it, already erased it from my main desktop system, but will try to answer.


Don't really see what OpenBSD has to do with the subject at hand - but it's 01:30, I don't feel like going to sleep, so I'll bite...

Each BSD is developed and maintained by its own group - kernal, filesystem, centralized ports, system libraries, instead of getting different parts from different people.


Oh really?
Should I really count the number of non-OpenBSD packages in the OpenBSD ports tree?
Heck, do you have any idea how many GNU GPL packages are on your system right now?
... Oh, and since when did NIH syndrome became a virtue?

The BSDs are much more command line focused and is not interested in developing anything to be user friendly.


Which given the BSD distribution at hand (PC-BSD.. AKA BSD for the masses)... Oh, never mind.

People will help, but they do expect you try to be independent, they will not hold your hand every step of the way through.


Just like Slackware, Gentoo and at least 200 different Linux distributions... what else is new?
... Then again, no idea what this could be considered a winning feature. Necessity? Sure... but advantage?

In BSD you can upgrade to the new release from source, there is no need to erase it and install the new release


Lets see.
Fedora, Ubuntu, SUSE, Mandriva, ... [insert favorite distribution name here] ... Slackware, Gentoo.

While I hate upgrading (both my Linux and my BSD boxes) - seldom did I see a distribution that doesn't support previous-version upgrade.
Heck, most of them support automated-off-the-net upgrade.

For a more thorough list, have a look here http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/explaining-bsd/comparing-bsd... Plus can just to a quick Linux BSD search for more list of differences


So, you're switching to FreeBSD, strait from your original OpenBSD comment, that had little to do with the actual subject. I'm impressed.

- Gilboa "Should I really point out that NetBSD != OpenBSD != FreeBSD?" Davara

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