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[2]: nice
by marcp on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 08:02 UTC 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[4]: nice
by rycamor on Fri 23rd Jul 2010 01:58 in reply to "RE[3]: nice"
rycamor Member since:
2005-07-18

Even though I prefer WindowMaker for my desktop, I still must have the KDE software installed. There are just too many nice tools: Kate, Kompare, Konsole, Umbrello, Konqueror, and the best of all is the integrated remote login management, so you can browse, edit, and save files locally or via SFTP/FTP/Samba/NFS without even thinking about it. No other desktop suite offers anything remotely as flexible.

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