PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo - Review

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Something non-Linux for today:

    A review and tutorial of the recently released PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo, a BSD-based desktop operating system running KDE, including installation, software & updates, applications, NTFS support, Samba sharing, multimedia support for MP3, Flash and Windows video, and more. Come along.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/pc-bsd.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Arup

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    Good review, maybe they should pick the stable gnome for their Windows manager next time.
     
  3. Longboard

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    I've been thinking about another go with PCBSD...
    So I'll let you know:
    I n the past I could never get MPlayer installed and configured right.
    Last install the ports system would never install correctly.
    :doubt:
    Anyway nothing to lose.
     
  4. chronomatic

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    I don't like PCBSD's .pbi installer system. Sure, it makes things easy for Windows converts, but it also brings along all the security troubles of Windows' .exe's.
     
  5. lodore

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    I agree i would much rather just have a decent gui front end for all the freebsd Ports.
     
  6. Kerodo

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    I was anxious to try out this one but when I did, I couldn't even get past the initial loading of the installer CD, it hung up somewhere somehow when it was probing hardware I think. Same thing happened on the previous release if I remember right. So unfortunately, it was a no go for me...
     
  7. clansman77

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    thanks mrk for the excellent review.was the ntfs support troublefree?.coz last time i tried it i had a hard time getting it to write to ntfs partitions..
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Had no issues ... but that's me ... mr. unique problems.
    Mrk
     
  9. FastGame

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    I disagree with you guy's on the PBI system, the PBI's are approved and on the official PC-BSD site. How can that be any more dangerous than Linux deb/rpm from non-official sites ?

    I think PBI is better and safer because "It does not integrate with the system installed but wraps itself around the operating system and uses what it needs"

    I also agree with Arup on the Gnome desktop.
     
  10. Longboard

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    Yah!
    For dodos like me: that would be so good.
    Interesting that the BSD core seem to regard this as some sort of sticking point, a filter if you like: our way or no way. :doubt:
    Unless there is some utility I haven't seen yet. ??
     
  11. Alphalutra1

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    And there is one, located in /usr/ports/sysutils/desktopbsd-tools

    Here's the freeports page (website with all the freebsd ports you can install with install notes, commits, and such): http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/desktopbsd-tools/

    DesktopBSD is another GUI orientated FreeBSD flavor and does not use PBI's but graphical tools. However, you can install and use them yourself on PC-BSD.

    See above

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
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