Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:05 UTC, submitted by BSD_User
PC-BSD "PBIs have the advantage of being entirely self-contained. That means casual users won't inadvertently overwrite existing libraries or files by installing and uninstalling applications. This article shows how to create your own PBI, using Digikam as an example of a rather complex package with many library dependencies. While most PBIs will be easier to generate, I want to demonstrate most of the gotchas you may run across when generating your own PBIs." In addition, here is an article explaining how to get MS Office running via WINE on FreeBSD.
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Support for my laptop ...
by dammage on Sun 8th Jan 2006 00:26 UTC
dammage
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2006-01-08

... and I'm already yesterday with PC-BSD !
Unfortunately Toshiba is not interested in its customers nor is ATi (as it is a centrino notebook + x600se)

I hate this world. What is so secret about hardware specs!? I mean if ATi is so interested in holding its industrial secrets secret, then push that commonly accessable parts as a ROM into the hardware. Insert two additional shadow-ROMs for the case that something goes wrong while writing (hehe - ROM and writing ;) ) and the whole thing will work for the next 10 years.

I don't understand this world ...

As for PC-BSD: thumbs up! I know you're reading here, guys and I know that PC-BSD is cool as all BSDs are. PC-BSD is the only very fast progressing desktop-BSD IMO, so it deserves special attention. Furtunately 0.6x worked on my secondary machine like a fly (as long as I had NVIDIA in it :/ )

Again: damn on you, ATi - you could have so many customers just for providing _______proper_user_friendly_drivers(TM)_______ for operating systems (no windows doesn't count, it is a disk operating system, no more =) ).

Edited 2006-01-08 00:28

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