Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:41 UTC, submitted by vermaden
PC-BSD Some highlights: PC-BSD 9 supports multiple DEs (GNOME2/XFCE4/LXDE) instead of being KDE4 only desktop, new revised PBI system that allows sharing of files and libraries between applications for reduced disk space, new AppCafe to allow easy browsing, installing and managing applications in PC-BSD system. Also the PC-BSD Control Panel has and one-stop access to a variety of system-configuration options.
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RE: Other Features
by allanregistos on Fri 5th Aug 2011 06:43 UTC in reply to "Other Features"
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Also includes:
1) The complete inability to boot the "Full" USB image
2) Incredibly weak wifi signal
3) 100% guarantee to freeze during suspend/wake cycle

I keep hoping that every release of PC-BSD will be "the one" but every time I end up wasting hours installing and testing to find out it's completely unusable.

Am I the only one, or are my experiences more the norm than the exception?

This is not the fault of PC-BSD, as with Linux, most hardware manufacturers do not provide drivers (close or open), all they do is release drivers for Windows and to a lesser extent Apple's OSx.

So if you want to install PC-BSD, so that you can safely suspend your PC, then use Windows or Mac instead.

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