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    Pc-bsd?

    Has anyone tried this Unix distro? Just curious...

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Yes -- interesting idea, though I strongly disagree with its packaging system (pqi) -- Try DesktopBSD instead, which is based off Ports, the unbeatable package management system of BSD. (though DesktopBSD has yet to release a version based off FreeBSD 6)
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdong
    Yes -- interesting idea, though I strongly disagree with its packaging system (pqi) -- Try DesktopBSD instead, which is based off Ports, the unbeatable package management system of BSD. (though DesktopBSD has yet to release a version based off FreeBSD 6)
    Does this mean that DesktopBSD compiles every package from source?

    I've tried Gentoo and I know that it's similar to BSD. The problem is that it takes too much to compile everything (e.g. GNOME or KDE take 6 hours to compile)

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by tseliot
    Does this mean that DesktopBSD compiles every package from source?

    I've tried Gentoo and I know that it's similar to BSD. The problem is that it takes too much to compile everything (e.g. GNOME or KDE take 6 hours to compile)
    No; DesktopBSD gives you the power to compile them from source if you wish. BSD Ports also supports binary packages, and they do provide fairly up-to-date binaries for all the packages, though if you wanna stay bleeding edge you have to compile some stuff yourself.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by tseliot
    Does this mean that DesktopBSD compiles every package from source?

    I've tried Gentoo and I know that it's similar to BSD. The problem is that it takes too much to compile everything (e.g. GNOME or KDE take 6 hours to compile)
    According to their site, DesktopBSD installs similarly to how Ubuntu would.

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod
    According to their site, DesktopBSD installs similarly to how Ubuntu would.
    Well my only problem with Gentoo is that I can't leave the computer 6 hours to compile a graphical interface or to keep it up to date. I think it works ok though. BTW binaries exist also in Gentoo.

    I might try DesktopBSD when I have some time, I could use it to replace Gentoo.

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Kind of off-topic, but isn't it widely acclaimed that Unix based operating systems are more stable than Linux ones? Does this claim have any merit to it?

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    I have installed it on my old P2-350 as I could not get Ubuntu to install on it. No kernal found. I prefear Ubuntu and will not install PC-BSD on my main computer but my P2 is just there for internet forum backup and to play around with. The number click install programs is limited and from what I read you can still install BSD-ports but not shure how yet. The other bsd entry Desktop bsd seems to have a port manager and im wondering how to get one to PC-BSD. Correct me if im wrong but im getting a picture where BSD is limited to what would consist of a Ubuntu system with synaptic and real difficult system to manage outside of that box.

    In the future they may develop into serios desktop contenders but generaly speaking I prefear Ubuntu over all. Just so much more customization and flexablility. I think it will boil down to software availablity in the long run as a distro can be raited by all its little nails but there are a few huge spikes and Ubuntu and Linux seems to be way in the lead.

    Basicly PC-BSD is there on my P2 unless I can find a good Linux distro that will run on a Huston teck, Ami BIOSY, sis onboard motherboard.
    Back to using Ubuntu

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod
    Kind of off-topic, but isn't it widely acclaimed that Unix based operating systems are more stable than Linux ones? Does this claim have any merit to it?
    I've yet to see good proof of that. BSD's and Linuxes are all highly stable, but then again there are the poorly maintained versions of Linux with experimental nature kernels that seem to soil the Linux name...

    I maintain both Linux and BSD servers for robotics, all under very demanding loads (build servers and backup servers especially) with excellent stability.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

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    Re: Pc-bsd?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdong
    I've yet to see good proof of that. BSD's and Linuxes are all highly stable, but then again there are the poorly maintained versions of Linux with experimental nature kernels that seem to soil the Linux name...

    I maintain both Linux and BSD servers for robotics, all under very demanding loads (build servers and backup servers especially) with excellent stability.
    *shrug* I've heard such rumors in passing, so I'm not sure.

    My OS professor talked about some operating systems that will continue to function (well, as best as it can given the circumstances) even if you take out a CPU out of the machine (for replacing.) Anyone heard of something like this? If so, what OS is this?

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