Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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pkubaj
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2012-01-13

In FreeBSD you must set up everything with CLI and the standard way of installing software is compilation.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

My recollection is that PC-BSD, based upon FreeBSD, has a more Windows style installation convention. The packages are binary, and include all the needed libraries, which may or may not be the libraries provided by the OS.

I've criticised this in the past, for various reasons. It means more files must be replaced from various sources to address security vulnerabilities. And results in greater memory use, overall. But it's definitely a cut above the Linux model for avoiding library incompatibility problems. I'd say that FreeBSD's PC_BSD spinoff has Linux beat on this one. At least regarding user-friendliness and future-proofing of their packages.

-Steve

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And the problem with that is ... ?

You learn a heck of a lot more about your system when you configure it by hand.

If you need hand-holding and pointy-clicky GUIs, there's PC-BSD (which now allows you to select the DE that's installed, you're not locked into KDE like previous releases).

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