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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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