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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Portsnap portsnap portsnap
by rycamor on Thu 16th Feb 2006 20:57 UTC
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Learn to use portsnap instead of cvsup to update the ports tree, and you will be a much happier (PC|Free)BSD user. It fetches a compressed snapshot of the ports tree, which is *much* faster than cvsup. (and the commands are easier to remember)

portsnap fetch
portsnap update

Combine that with portupgrade -P or -PP, and you will rarely have to compile an update.

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