Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 2nd Oct 2008 20:50 UTC
PC-BSD Recently the PC-BSD team released their latest stable version (PC-BSD 7) code-named Fibonacci Edition. Some of major changes from the previous version include a newer kernel, an experimental ZFS module, and a KDE 4 for desktop environment. Being a Linux junkie, I thought of this as a perfect opportunity to venture into the BSD arena.
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Nice Review!
by TaterSalad on Fri 3rd Oct 2008 15:33 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the review, well thought out. I've tried earlier versions of PC-BSD like 1.5 and it was pretty good. I tried to load the new version into a virtualbox session but it wouldn't load, just kept rebooting. It could have been that I was using the net install cd image. You've inspired me to download the full cd's or dvd and install it from there.

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RE: Nice Review!
by Punktyras on Sat 4th Oct 2008 09:30 in reply to "Nice Review!"
Punktyras Member since:
2006-01-07

I tried to load the new version into a virtualbox session but it wouldn't load, just kept rebooting. It could have been that I was using the net install cd image.

DVD install on VirtualBox does the same to me. I'd like to have it as main system, but fact that PCBSD does not have amd64 discs keeps me from doing it...

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RE[2]: Nice Review!
by amjith on Sat 4th Oct 2008 10:20 in reply to "RE: Nice Review!"
amjith Member since:
2005-07-08

Is there a specific reason why you need the AMD64 version of the OS? Because as I mentioned in the article even though the PC-BSD was only a 32-bit OS, it was quite fast and snappy. Visibly faster than my Mandriva on the same system.

Edited 2008-10-04 10:21 UTC

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