Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 19:18 UTC
PC-BSD The second release candidate of PC-BSD 1.0 has been released. From the announcement: "The latest cut of PC-BSD, version 1.0RC2 is now available! This update adds KDE 3.5 support, as well as some additional features/bugfixes. ISO's may now be downloaded from our main download page. Users currently running under PC-BSD 1.0RC1 can also download a self-installing system update, which upgrades the system to 1.0RC2. This file is available on our Updates page, as Patch #6."
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2nd Best Desktop
by hraq on Sat 21st Jan 2006 21:31 UTC
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

Possibly it is the best Unix Desktop OS after removing OSX from the equation. for OSX you pay money, for Free-BSD you don't. Linux distros should learn the simplicity of their packaging technology PBI, and try to mimic if they want to be user friendly. Besides, the OS is much more stable than 10 linux latest distros I examined on at least 8 systems (if you ignore RHEL 4.2).
I wish them the best.

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RE: 2nd Best Desktop
by Windows Sucks on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 04:17 in reply to "2nd Best Desktop"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

PBI is cool, but I would rather stick with APT on Ubuntu (Or any other Debian Distro)

I don't feel like going back to see when updates to the OS or applications come out. Yea there are shortcomings but I LOVE just working away and getting the little bubble that tells me a new version of an application or patches for the OS. No worries, no waiting for the application to download and then doing the install etc. Just click on the bubble and say install, then let it go. It will download and install no input for me!

That is the way to go!

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