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PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 review

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PC-BSD 8 is a Linux distribution whose installation process can safely be described as thorough. Whilst usable, as is increasingly the norm, as a live operating system (thus allowing you to boot it up from a disc and check it out without installing a single file on your hard drive), we opted for the full graphical installation, which is one of the selling points of the distro.

That, as it turned out, wasn't a fast process, swimming against the tide of most Linux distros we've tested. For starters, it took a long time to test the integrity of its files before committing to allow us near the install screen itself. Then we were offered the choice of a server or desktop iteration of the operating system and, as is fairly common, the installation also insisted on us making a user account and setting a root password.

What we liked was the option to choose which components we wanted to install, though.




Also: New Features in PC-BSD 8.1

pcbsd linux?

wow, I just noticed that he thinks pcbsd is a linux. Worried

hmm, I guess I woulda still linked to it anyway.

Unoobtu Clowns at their best

the article wrote:
PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 features - Verdict

An impressive, mature and polished Linux distribution, that doesn't quite beat Ubuntu for sheer ease of use, but is nonetheless a worthy alternative.

Noobs should stick to their fisher price toys and leave the real OS's to the pro's (or at least to people with IQ's above 100).

Unoobtu Coulrophobia

vonskippy wrote:
the article wrote:
PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 features - Verdict

An impressive, mature and polished Linux distribution, that doesn't quite beat Ubuntu for sheer ease of use, but is nonetheless a worthy alternative.

Noobs should stick to their fisher price toys and leave the real OS's to the pro's (or at least to people with IQ's above 100).

I think I suffer from Unoobtu Coulrophobia. Big Grin

I feel so smart after reading

I feel so smart after reading this review

re: testimony to pcbsd

perhaps it's a testimony to pcbsd and its usability that someone who blogs about linux distributions a bit can't even tell the difference between it and linux.

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