Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews PC-BSD 0.7.8 has been released and I also recently conducted an interview with PC-BSD Project leader Kris Moore.
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RE[4]: Looks awesome
by jziegler on Tue 19th Jul 2005 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Looks awesome"
jziegler
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2005-07-14

Well, Microsoft does the very same, with their security updates.

debian:
aptitude checks available packages in a central repository, checks which need to be installed on the system, downloads and installs them. you can see the list of installed packages, when you run aptitude.

ms:
windowsupdate checks available patches in a central repository, checks which need to be installed on the system, download and installs them. you can see the list of installed patches in control panel / something.

if you are running a stable version of debian, you only receive security updates.

the only difference is that debian is your vendor for your os, office applications, games, browsers, sound editors, movie players, etc - almost all of the software installed. ms is your vendor for only a part of the software installed.

with a bit of abstraction, you can see, that ms is already using a package-manager + central repository to distribute a part of their software.

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RE[5]: Looks awesome
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 21:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Looks awesome"
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Seems like a dead point, since:

1. This is a beta product
2. The guy is working on an software update program.

So... If it is a HUGE issue for you, don't use the product yet, and wait... Or, if you can work with the current limits, enjoy your self.

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RE[6]: Looks awesome
by jziegler on Tue 19th Jul 2005 22:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Looks awesome"
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2005-07-14

it is not a HUGE issue for me, as i do not use the product and probably never will. i was just presenting my point of view - that i consider his solution worse than what we have now.

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