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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RE: some of the best of OSS
by Liquidator on Fri 10th Apr 2009 16:57 UTC in reply to "some of the best of OSS"
Liquidator
Member since:
2007-03-04

PC-BSD reminds me Opera. It is to operating systems what Opera is to browsers. It's an excellent piece of software that very few people know and use.

I still don't understand why no one has exported the PC-BSD concept to Linux. There are already all pieces of the puzzle available (Ubuntu/openSUSE, Klik/Autopackage), people would just have to pack everything into an enticing distro. Those who aren't familiar with Synaptic would feel comfortable with such a system.

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RE[2]: some of the best of OSS
by renox on Sat 11th Apr 2009 14:41 in reply to "RE: some of the best of OSS"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm using Opera now, so I tend to agree with you .. for now but soon I'll probably switch to Chrome: when Opera use 100% CPU it's hard to know which website does it, with Chrome it's easy.

The reason why I have not switched yet to Chrome is because it doesn't have a flash blocker (the one I added to Opera is primitive, but it's there).

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I read on the Opera forum a few months ago that they would incorporate a process manager too.

Regarding the Flash blocker, there's one for Chrome on the web.

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