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[2]: Pc-BSD or FreeBSD?
by molnarcs on Thu 16th Feb 2006 00:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Pc-BSD or FreeBSD?"
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2. when you run out of pbi's and try to install from ports, you'll be the proud owner of a broken system

Have you experienced this? I asked specifically this question on forums before I switched: would it be a problem if I update base system to 6-STABLE, or installed packages? I didn't get a definitive answer, but I did install PC-BSD anyway. Since than, I upgraded everything - been running linux_base-rh-9 long before the "official" update, recent -STABLE (actually, 6.1-Prerelease now), KDE 3.5.1 before the update arrived, etc. I have skype (fixed the pbi myself), Linux Binary Compat 1.0, K3B and Midnight Commander installed from a pbi (just to keep track whether something breaks) - and everything works perfectly fine! No brokenness here, in any package. PBIs still install fine, even though there is very little of the original PC-BSD system left on my puter (I was very careful though during the mergemaster phase of buildworld/installworld not to overwrite or eliminate PC-BSD specific scripts or entries in /etc/).

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