Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2017 14:24 UTC

FreeBSD 11.1 has been released, and as you can tell by the version number, it's a point release. The release announcement, release notes, and errata are available for your perusal. FreeBSD users already know full well how to upgrade - they're probably already running it - and newcomers can go to the download page to download the proper ISO.

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Anyway - how does freeBSD / TrueOS compare to Linux based distros in 2017 for a general purpose workstation - multimedia, coding, driving a 4K external display at 60hz over displayport (Thinkpad T450s)?

The only thing that I miss is Spotify: there is no native client and it can't be used from the web because "protected content" and there's no Widevine Content Decryption Module for FreeBSD -- ain't DRM grand?

Except for that, I should say that it's more than fine for day to day use but, on the other hand, the software that I need to use is available for just about any OS and I could easily switch between any of them -- which I do from time to time, as my data sits on a NAS and it's always available anyway.

Maybe the ISO image of TrueOS/PC-BSD works as live OS too and you can take it for a spin without committing to an actual installation?


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Did you try to run it through Wine?

Probably doing something similar to what is described here?

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