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[3]: PC-BSD
by Doc Pain on Tue 16th Sep 2008 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: PC-BSD"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

BSD people hate GNU [...]


I don't this BSD people hate GNU, it just isn't their philosophy. The BSD license, in some cases more free than the GNU one, is often called a "rape me license". BSD developers attempt to have a consistent base OS, related to this fact you mentioned:

Still, BSD developed it's own tar implementation, own readline, etc...


They do this in order to get the base OS completely BSD licensable.

Second, BSD users prefer "stable" systems.


As well as in the Linux world, in the BSD world there are those who run servers for long time production where you cannot afford to toy around with sub-alpha releases of anything someone might be interested in. Instead, you pay attention to security updates of the OS and your applications and don't touch anything else. Then, there are the enthusiasts who try the "bleeding edge" software. They are a big help to the developers bringing KDE 4 to a stable state.

I have my doubts about them still choosing KDE if they had a choice, especially the translations of GNOME tend to be much higher quality (Except for German), and Qt has crappy handling for Asian scripts......


Because I'm from Germany, I'm always very interested in the language quality of a KDE or Gnome translation. My experience is that Gnome's translation is better than KDE's. But most Germans won't notice because we've got a high rate of c*ntional illitracy here. Germans are scared when they see an error message in KDE, especially when it's in English.

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RE[4]: PC-BSD
by troy.w.banther on Wed 17th Sep 2008 03:15 in reply to "RE[3]: PC-BSD"
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2008-06-28

As well as in the Linux world, in the BSD world there are those who run servers for long time production where you cannot afford to toy around with sub-alpha releases of anything someone might be interested in.


Amen to that.

Instead, you pay attention to security updates of the OS and your applications and don't touch anything else.


Even then, you have to be careful with updates and patches in production.

Germans are scared when they see an error message in KDE, especially when it's in English.


I speak a little Swiss [Deutch] so I can imagine some of the phrases.

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