Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:25 UTC
PC-BSD "After using PC-BSD several days, I was impressed with how easy it is to use. It's a good desktop OS, and a great way to introduce BSD to new users. The 1.0 release has a few rough edges, but nothing that should scare off prospective users. For the future, I'd like to see something like Synaptic to manage PBI packages and allow users to browse for software without having to visit the PC-BSD Web site, and it would be nice if the site had a little more documentation, but I expect such things will come along in due time as the project matures."
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RE: PC-BSD is excellent
by stare on Tue 14th Feb 2006 23:29 UTC in reply to "PC-BSD is excellent"
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Absolutely. Best KDE-based desktop OS I have ever tried: snappy, rock solid and professionally designed. Actually, PCBSD is the first unix-based OS I can seriously consider as usable desktop OS not only for geeks but for casual users too.

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RE[2]: PC-BSD is excellent
by OSGuy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 11:32 in reply to "RE: PC-BSD is excellent"
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Well said, I agree with your comment 100%. PC-BSD rocks!! It is the best UNIX based desktop OS with a real potential. I personally love the PBI system. I use both PBI and the ports system. I wander if it is possible to port DesktopBSD's ports GUI to PC-BSD?

To the other reader that said put KDE on FreeBSD and you get the same thing. Yea but the thing with PC-BSD is KDE is already put up for you and the installation of new programs is piece of cake so I find your argument invalid. A normal user won't be able to put KDE on a FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a "desktop" OS so I believe you are missing the point with that comment. That's why it's called a desktop OS so that you don't have to put things up yourself. Another thing, even if you put up KDE yourself, it won't be the same. In speed? Yes, it will be, but you won't have PBI (PBI is a must for a "desktop"), the menu structure won't be the same etc.

Edited 2006-02-15 11:46

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