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For Day 5, I reinstalled, and set out to answer the following question: how is PC-BSD as a gaming platform? Since fun trumps work every time, Day 5 was dedicated to installing games.
Also: PC-BSD Conclusion
FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system.
I've spent the last several weeks writing, revising, and editing a project called The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course for O'Reilly Media. It's now available for download for U.S. $9.99 from O'Reilly. Below is a sample from the book to show you what you can expect from it.
So, Day 3 found me moving into my PC-BSD desktop. Overall, it wasn't a bad experience. I learned a few things. Today the PC-BSD team put out an update to the PC-BSD 1.3, which is now is at 1.3.01. This is great, because it gave me a chance to use the Update Manager. I am pleased to report that it worked perfectly. And then the trouble started.
Since I had the CDs for 1.3, I didn't bother to retrieve 1.3.01, as I knew I could update the system afterwards (it's a small update). Full of confidence, I started it "the Next, Next..." way. I let it take over the whole HDD, automatic partitioning, etc.
Last week iXsystems announced the release of PC-BSD 1.3. The operating system has made some progress and changed ownership since we reviewed version 1.0 last year, but it still has a way to go.
PC-BSD 1.3 was released last week, which is perfect timing: I have often wanted to try BSD, but frankly, the install is pretty straight forward, but the configuration is somewhat arcane to me. Projects like DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are perfect for the likes of me: someone that wants to get a BSD desktop running, but doesn't want to spend alot of time doing it.
Linux isn't the only open source operating system vying for the desktop; BSD in the form of the PC-BSD effort is too. The new PC-BSD also sports a new look and a new base system using the KDE 3.5.5 desktop.
There are dozens of ways to install OpenBSD. The following tasks will help you install OpenBSD on an i386-compatible computer for the first time, using one of the most common scenarios.
This article is to guide you thru the installation and system preparation for FreeBSD 6.1. After completion, this accompanying document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server.
PC-BSD has intrigued me in the past. In the past I have been very impressed at how well it worked, and more impressed by how it doesn't sacrifice the power of FreeBSD in order to do it. Let's see how this version pans out.
I've been using PC-BSD for approx. 10 Months so I've had enough time to see what life throws at me with it. My first install was 1.0 Release Canadate (RC) 1 and I currently run PC-BSD 1.2 (the current release) on my laptop and have a beta version of 1.3 installed on my desktop for testing. This will cover PC-BSD 1.2 and PC-BSD in general.
Last week, I began a countdown of the ten reasons Linux and BSD are far superior to Windows. I received a huge response to the first installment, so without further delay, here's the final four reasons and my official response to some of the comments and criticisms I've received.
In an era when the next edition of Microsoft Windows is pushed back more than a year, and popular GNU/Linux distributions are almost expected to have their release dates delayed by weeks or months, it's nice to know that at least one operating system releases on schedule without all kinds of showstopping bugs and problems. OpenBSD 4.0 was released on November 1 with its usual mix of new hardware support and enhanced operating system features.
As with major Linux distributions, making it easy for a novice to install and configure is one of the most important keys to piquing their interest and with PC-BSD installation was just as easy as installing Xandros.