PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo Edition Review

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PC-BSD 7.1 is a desktop operating system aimed at the normal user and is based on FreeBSD. It enables fast installation of software and getting a working desktop running fast. It can be installed as a Desktop or as a server, however I fail to see the point of the server install for a desktop OS.

It can be installed by dvd/usb or install via network and PC-BSD can perform a normal fresh install or system upgrade (Unable to test) can be selected in the system installer. PC-BSD allows you to install to these file systems:

UFS2
UFS2 + Soft Updates (default)
UFS2 + Journaling.

PC-BSD give you a list of programs that you can install along with the system, these are the ones I installed.

Amarok
Firefox
The Gimp
K3B
Desktop Toys
Thunderbird
VLC

rest here