Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 15:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD PC-BSD, the desktop-oriented FreeBSD variant, has released version 7.1, dubbed Galileo. In case you don't know, PC-BSD is a FreeBSD distribution with lots of customisations focussed on the desktop user. Its most defining features is the Push Button Installer, a self-contained package format with handy installers/uninstallers. PC-BSD 7.1 comes loaded with changes and updates.
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 10th Apr 2009 16:31 UTC
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

"and using PBIs to install apps is pure genius, succeeding where Linux fails.”

Criticising Linux seems rather arrogant of them.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by Liquidator on Fri 10th Apr 2009 16:47 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

The person who said it is Arthur Koziol, a regular community member. He isn't part of the PC-BSD team.

http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/103/11/

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by BluenoseJake on Fri 10th Apr 2009 17:18 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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2005-08-11

Why? It's not arrogant to have an opinion, or to be proud of your group's achievements.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by DrillSgt on Fri 10th Apr 2009 17:36 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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2005-12-02

"and using PBIs to install apps is pure genius, succeeding where Linux fails.”

Criticising Linux seems rather arrogant of them.


Constructive criticism is always a good thing. That is not actually arrogant, but a statement of fact. To be fair Linux *has* come a long way, however it still has ways to go. PBI's work the way a software installer should work.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by righard on Fri 10th Apr 2009 18:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

What is so great about PBI's?
In Arch Linux, for example, if I want something I just type:
pacman -S something
What is so difficult about that, except that it's less similar to the way Windows and MacOS do it?

(I'm not trying to bash here, I really don't understand it, please explain...)

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by OSGuy on Sat 11th Apr 2009 05:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Constructive criticism is always a good thing. That is not actually arrogant, but a statement of fact. To be fair Linux *has* come a long way, however it still has ways to go. PBI's work the way a software installer should work.


A statement indeed, one to which I agree. PBI is the way to go. apt-get is good and practical but PBI is more reliable and user friendly. Reliable by means of not requiring a constant network connection, user friendly because it works and behaves as one would expect (one coming from Windows) which also happens to be their target audience. PBI is unique, leave it alone. If you don't like it, use ports but do not limit freedom. After all, don't you all say it is all about freedom? ;) Then why criticize freedom, you are free to choose and go for FreeBSD if you wish, the choice is here and yours to make.

Edited 2009-04-11 05:10 UTC

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