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[News] Reasons to Love *NIX, PC-BSD 7.0 Review

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Love and UNIX: An Undying Affection

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| On the other hand, an operating system is a reflection of the values, 
| personality, and ultimately, the psyche of the designer. And if I'm going to 
| have to settle for a reflection, is it too much to ask it be a nice, warm, 
| sympathetic psyche in the glass? One that will enjoy walks on the beach and 
| dinners by candlelight as much as I do? Is it wrong to want more out of a 
| relationship in which so much of my time is spent? Isn't it okay to want to 
| feel just a little more fulfilled? I have so much to give... Must I throw my 
| love away?       


A quick review of PC-BSD 7.0

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| Anyway, this is wandering away from PC-BSD and into KDE 4.1.3 review 
| territory, because it comes down to this: PC-BSD delivers a KDE4 experience 
| very close to what the KDE project itself produces as source. It's nice. I 
| like it that way.   



Review: PC-BSD 7.0.1

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| Today’s distro has been described as the Ubuntu of the BSD world. PC-BSD is
| an easy to use version of FreeBSD. FreeBSD is the behemoth in the BSD world
| and would probably have a much larger desktop presence if the BSDs hadn’t run
| into copyright and other proprietary problems right around when most of the
| GNU toolset was complete and Linus was releasing the Linux kernel. At least,
| that’s what most people claim. However, given the animosity (although that’s
| almost too strong a word) between the Free Software Foundation and the
| supporters of the BSD license.


PCBSD 7.0 ScreenShots

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| This is Linux Dynasty's first review of any BSD flavor out there. Now I'm
| pretty new to the BSD scene, so I will not talk much about this distro except
| for the fact that it was quite easy to install and the installer looked quite
| professional. I personally have much to learn about BSD's port system, well
| BSD in general! I might give it a whirl but not probably with PCBSD. I do
| want to use OpenBSD but as a server system and maybe try FreeBSD for my
| desktop ( We will see what happens ).


Review: PC-BSD 7

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| I am thoroughly convinced that PC-BSD is the perfect choice for a newcomer to
| the unix world. It is very straight forward and it requires very little unix
| knowledge. Even though I mentioned a couple of caveats (eg. Bootloader,
| Primary partition), I doubt a new user who is installing on a fresh system
| will ever come across these issues. Even if someone does run into these
| issues, the solutions provided in this article should give them a starting
| point. The PC-BSD has a friendly and helpful community, they have an active
| forum where you can seek help from fellow PC-BSD users. The PC-BSD team has
| worked really hard on this release and the results are impressive. It is
| ready to challenge the main stream Operating Systems (Windows, OS X and
| Linux). I would encourage new users to try PC-BSD without any doubts. I would
| definitely recommend Linux gurus to give this distribution a chance and I
| promise, you won't be disappointed.


Gallery: PC-BSD 7.0


PC-BSD 7 Released

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| This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD
| 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately
| notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a
| large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD
| 7-Stable.


PC-BSD: Another Alternative To Linux As A Windows Alternative

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| If PC-BSD is to be a serious contender alongside the Ubuntus, Fedoras,
| Mandrivas and OpenSUSEs of the computing world, there is still some work to
| be done on that proclaimed 'ease-of-use' issue.  


Review: PC-BSD 1.5

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| PC-BSD, a strong contender for the top desktop distribution out there, has
| once again grown, going from version 1.3 to 1.5 in just under a year.  In
| that time it's grown, prospered, and had it's fair share of growing pains as
| well.  But version 1.5 is only one subversion up from the previous version
| 1.4 that we reviewed.  So what makes version 1.5 better than its predecessors
| and worth a look from us?  Well, let's have a look.



First look at PC-BSD 1.5

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| Compiz Fusion is included in this release and worked really well. There's a
| menu entry which, when clicked, asks if you'd like to enable it at boot. When
| clicked, Compiz Fusion is immediately enabled and special effects are
| available. I didn't suffer any instability or performance issues when using
| this application, but it did seem to require the restart of X to disable the
| feature.


iXsystems Announces Release of PC-BSD Version 1.5, Edison Edition

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| iXsystems announced today the release of PC-BSD Edison Edition. PC-BSD is a
| fully functional open source desktop operating system based on FreeBSD
| 6.3-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in
| the world and is widely renowned as the most stable and secure server
| operating system. PC-BSD has a Push-Button Installer (PBI) wizard developed
| exclusively for PC-BSD that lets users download and install a wide range of
| available applications in a self-extracting and self-installing format.


My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD

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| Most of them were successful though all preferred doing their projects in
| Linux, that is what they told me. The bash shell in PCLinuxOS, according to
| them, was easier since it told them which directory they were in. In short,
| they got used to seeing $ /usr/home/guest/Desktop in PCLinuxOS while in
| PC-BSD, they only saw $. pwd I kept telling them :)

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