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[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by poundsmack on Fri 10th Apr 2009 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

typing anything (or deveation from something as simple as double clicking something) is a problem with gaining wide spread addoption. I am not saying its the best aproach (though i like it the best) but its the reality of teh situation.

The good news is, when you control the market or you do have a good chunk in it, you can change things at will and your customers will follow you blindly. Some out of not knowing any better (windows users) others (Apple users) because their god told them too and Jobs, errr I mean god is apparently infallible in their eyes.

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by kryogenix on Sat 11th Apr 2009 07:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
kryogenix Member since:
2008-01-06

Not having a green start menu hinders wide-spread adoption. I couldn't care less. Their computer probably came with Windows and I make plenty of money solving their issues.

Wahhhhh.... you use a new product you might actually have to "learn something" and have a basic understanding of computers. Trying to mimic learned tasks on Windows does no good with other OS's and I take offense to taking UNIX and making it more Windows-like.

The fact that UNIX isn't Windows-like or DOS-like is one of the reasons I've stuck with it since WinNT 3.51 was still in beta.

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by kryogenix on Sat 11th Apr 2009 07:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
kryogenix Member since:
2008-01-06

(Apple users) because their god told them too and Jobs, errr I mean god is apparently infallible in their eyes.


Hmmm.... a decent UNIX with a BSD userland and easy access to a good CLI shell of your choice.... check

a GUI environment that is far more efficient and performs better than X11 especially with modern games..... check

X11 environment for network-transparent or legacy apps..... check

The same GCC toolchain everyone uses..... check

A desktop environment that is well-integrated, friendly, powerful and doesn't feel like it's in perpetual beta..... check

Vendor-supported apps and games from major brands like Adobe, Strata, etc..... check

A price more reasonable than ANY commercial UNIX vendor regardless of intended usage?..... check

Gee, what's not to like? The fact they won't give you Aqua source code you most likely wouldn't be able to interpret or ever really utilize anyway?

Just because it's closed, commercial and won't install without heavy patching on a piece of shit bottom-of-the-barrel Dell celeron-based POS doesn't mean it sucks, grow up.

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RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by Greuceanu on Wed 15th Apr 2009 11:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
Greuceanu Member since:
2007-09-27

Ah, I thought you were referring to PCBSD ;)

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