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[4]: PBI
by Windows Sucks on Wed 17th Sep 2008 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: PBI"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

You can add KDE3 instead of KDE4 or even use GNOME PBI package ... or from Ports.


Problem is Gnome will not have modifications like KDE 4. Like on Ubuntu, there are tools and changes that are not in Gnome by default (Till they are rolled upstream if they ever are)

Depends on hardware, you setup is propably supported.


I have Acer 3680 laptop. Suspend and Hibernation don't work with any version of PCBSD yet. Wireless is not even close. (But works out of the box on Ubuntu) This is what I mean by poor laptop support. Not the scaling of the CPU.

But documantation is well written and complete so you will not need that support for most of the time, and even if you do, there are many bsd forums out there.


I don't normally need support. But my grandmother, sister, god daughter etc may. And so it feels good to be able to not only point them to docs and forums but I can also get paid support.

I am not saying PCBSD is bad. What I am saying is if you compare to MacOSX then PCBSD would be 10.0 Cheetah and Ubuntu is 10.2 Jaguar

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RE[5]: PBI
by vermaden on Wed 17th Sep 2008 07:06 in reply to "RE[4]: PBI"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Problem is Gnome will not have modifications like KDE 4. Like on Ubuntu, there are tools and changes that are not in Gnome by default (Till they are rolled upstream if they ever are)

I would also like to see PC-BSD Gnome Edition with fully set up desktop like in Ubuntu, but developers focus on KDE, at least PBI exist. Maybe they will tweak it little more, but PC-BSD PBI tools will still remain in QT.

I have Acer 3680 laptop. Suspend and Hibernation don't work with any version of PCBSD yet. Wireless is not even close. (But works out of the box on Ubuntu) This is what I mean by poor laptop support. Not the scaling of the CPU.

I have used 3 Dells and everything worked out of the box, but the less known manufanturer, the more problems.

What WIFI card ou have btw?

Suspend and Hibernation also does not work even on Linux on so many laptops, so its not as important IMHO, but its a nice feature.

I don't normally need support. But my grandmother, sister, god daughter etc may. And so it feels good to be able to not only point them to docs and forums but I can also get paid support.


You think that the fact that your grandmother can ask support wthat is wrong will help her? ;)

By BSD documentation I do not mean forums, but official Handbook, Guide and FAQ which covers almost everything you need.

I am not saying PCBSD is bad. What I am saying is if you compare to MacOSX then PCBSD would be 10.0 Cheetah and Ubuntu is 10.2 Jaguar


I expected a lot more handicapped comparasion ;)

Regards
vermaden

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