Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2005 20:33 UTC, submitted by dadexter
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Overall - DesktopBSD is a pleasure to run and a breeze to install. It is an excellent choice for a new BSD user, a not terribly sophisticated computer user, or an old salt who just wants a good, solid, reliable desktop that won't take days to install and weeks to configure and just wants to get on with it."
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Re: Desktop BSD
by fretinator on Tue 11th Oct 2005 21:49 UTC
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I highly agree that this is a welcome distro in the BSD world. It is very much like the Debian "wrappers" that provide ease-of-use around a Debian core. PC-BSD is very easy to install. It make it easy to install Java, OpenOffice, NVidia drivers, etc. However, since you can user the regular FreeBSD ports, you are free to install anything supported by FreeBSD! I know how to do installs the "hard" way (gotta love that disklabel program in OpenBSD), I just don't feel a need to do so!

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RE: Re: Desktop BSD
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 02:10 in reply to "Re: Desktop BSD"
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eer... the review is about DesktopBSD, not PC-BSD

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