Has anybody tried this yet? :
Is anybody familar with this new OS? From looking at the site, it looks promising.
PC-BSD has as its goals to be an easy to install and use desktop OS, which is built on the FreeBSD operating system. To accomplish this, it currently has a graphical installation, which will enable even UNIX novices to easily install and get it running. It will also come with KDE pre-built, so that the desktop can be used immediately. Currently in development is a graphical software installation program, which will make installing pre-built software as easy as other popular operating systems.
Lofty goals, but seems interesting. Maybe I'll look at it when I aint so busy.
I am planning on installing this today and will report post install.
Sounds great. I listened to a podcast about this with the author. NIfty idea. Especially the package management concept.
well, i have pc-bsd installed and it was EASY!
in fact it was as ez as any linux distro.
accept the defaults and click next next next.
the instructions say to use relatively up-to-date hardware,
and my attempt to install using a 4MB riva 128 video card,
which is about 7 or 8 years old, failed.
then i used a more modern video card, 16 or 32 MB, and the install went effortlessly!
their package mgt system is just as simple - sort of like
a mac or debian. go to the list of available packages, clik on the one u want
(for ex firefox or bittorrent or RSS) and it downloads, solves its dependencies, and installs with no further help needed.
apps not on the package list can be installed by
"software emulation" of the other OS which runs that app.
[ but i havent tried that part.]
so now its up and running with kde installed by default and
looking just like a linux distro.
so imho pc-bsd combines the security of bsd with the easy
of install of linux. its a breakthough product for bsd! try it!
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