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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Not the best choice for a quote...
by Tuishimi on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:53 UTC
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2005-07-06

...it says "1.0" is a little rough around the edges, when it is actually 1.0rc2 (which the article mentions in the beginning, this was a quote from the closing paragraph).

Anyway, I agree. Great distro. Makes BSD on the desktop a sweet pleasure. I used it for awhile before giving it to my son... and while you should theoretically use PBIs for adding software, you CAN use ports quite easily. I used it to install a ton of stuff that I needed for work and even upgraded KDE (this was rc1 I was using).

What is great is that this can ONLY get better and more and more PBIs will be added as the community grows... great stuff. And FAST. FreeBSD 6 + KDE just ZIPped along on my old 1.8ghz p4.

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