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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RE: 2nd Best Desktop
by Charles A Landemaine on Sat 21st Jan 2006 22:03 UTC
Charles A Landemaine
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Thank you. Yes, I think PC-BSD need to reach a critical mass. Once PC-BSD is among the top 10 distros, and people really talk about by words of mouth, PC-BSD will really skyrocket. We're solving problems one after the other. PC-BSD is a layer on top of FreeBSD 6, and indeed, FreeBSD is quite rough around the corners, but each new release is easier to the end user.

Hardware detection is now very good, fonts are also at the same level of quality as OS X or Windows. System Installation is easier that Windows, and software installation also is as easy as on Windows (double-click a .pbi file), but faster. The system itself is very stable and performant (Thanks, FreeBSD!).

And best of all, we have a handfull of Linux software available for PC-BSD (Opera, Flash Player, Java, DB Designer, Zend Studio, games, etc...) that runs very fast, and can be downloaded from

I think 2006 will be a good for PC-BSD because we will still enhance some functionalities, to make it even easier to use and to install. Then 2007 may be the year of PC-BSD ;)

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