Linked by David Adams on Wed 21st Jul 2010 17:49 UTC, submitted by JRepin
PC-BSD The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5. Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. Version 8.1 of PC-BSD is available for download from mirrors, as well as via torrent.
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RE: nice
by cmost on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 00:16 UTC in reply to "nice"
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I have nothing but good things to say about PC-BSD. This is a distro that really works for me and is simple to use for anyone, even new crossovers to KDE. Great job all around.


Not to nitpick but PC-BSD is not a "distribution" per se, but rather an interpretation of FreeBSD. :-) I do agree with you, however, that PC-BSD is one of the best operating systems out there, for beginners to UNIX to sysadmins alike. If VirtualBox support were on par with Linux systems, I might be persuaded to switch to PC-BSD myself.

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RE[2]: nice
by marcp on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 08:02 in reply to "RE: nice"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

OS itself is nice, just like FreeBSD, which is the base, but can't agree with this:

PC-BSD is one of the best operating systems out there, for beginners to UNIX to sysadmins alike.

... because PC-BSD gets in a sysadmin way much too often ... It forces you to use KDE [or fluxbox, IIRC], but it also uses many unccesecary daemons running in a background, like HAL for example. KDE is definitely not in taste of someone, who likes order, clean and leightweight env [which is - of course - most of sysadmins ;) ]. Definitely not for me. Definitely not for one of my clients - been there, tried that, but it failed to bring the right experience, so now my client is happy with FBSD+XFCE4+Flash, small footprint, good performance and responsivenes.

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RE[3]: nice
by Laurence on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE[2]: nice"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

KDE is definitely not in taste of someone, who likes order, clean and leightweight env [which is - of course - most of sysadmins ].


Oh I disagree. I run KDE on my main machine and absolutely love it.

Sure, my other systems run DWM, XFCE or competely headless (depending on their individual role). But for general computing I find KDE very effective for productivity.

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RE[2]: nice
by phoenix on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 16:34 in reply to "RE: nice"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"I have nothing but good things to say about PC-BSD. This is a distro that really works for me and is simple to use for anyone, even new crossovers to KDE. Great job all around.


Not to nitpick but PC-BSD is not a "distribution" per se, but rather an interpretation of FreeBSD.
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Sorry to nitpick, but you are wrong. ;) PC-BSD is a distribution of FreeBSD. They take FreeBSD, they modify some stuff, they add some stuff, they remove some stuff, they add a nice KDE GUI wrapper over it all, and add their PBI stuff.

The FreeBSD community at large calls PC-BSD a distribution of FBSD.

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