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Old 10-30-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default PC-BSD kicks ass.

I installed it recently.... And I will never be using Kubuntu or any Linux distro again. PC-BSD is simply, the shit. It's considerably faster than any Linux distro I've ever used, and installing stuff is sooooooooooooo much easier.

PC-BSD pwns Ubuntu.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

> I installed it recently.... And I will never be using
> Kubuntu or any Linux distro again. PC-BSD is simply, the
> shit. It's considerably faster than any Linux distro I've
> ever used, and installing stuff is sooooooooooooo much
> easier.

Easier than apt-get? Explain. I'm in the process of deploying a new server. I used Ubuntu, but I'd change if there was something way better, and I've never used PC-BSD.

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Old 10-30-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

> Easier than apt-get? Explain. I'm in the process of
> deploying a new server. I used Ubuntu, but I'd change if
> there was something way better, and I've never used PC-BSD.


Well, apt-get is pretty easy. Just, "Sudo Apt-get (Name of program)".

PC-BSD doesn't require you to use the terminal, and if your more visually oriented or just too damn dumb to type commands it's easier.

It uses packages called ".pbi"s You just download them the .pbi, double click it, a bam a window pops up and you just click next, choose where you want shortcuts, and finish. Boom, installed.
No depositories or package managers to fuck with.

More information on them here.

http://www.pcbsd.com/?p=learnpbi

Of course tradition installation is supported, along with full linux package support.


I can't reccomend PD-BSD more, I'll never go back to Linux. There is a Server edition, and it has FreeBSD 6 running under the hood.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

> PC-BSD doesn't require you to use the terminal, and if your
> more visually oriented or just too damn dumb to type
> commands it's easier.

It's a server. All I want to use is the command line.

> It uses packages called ".pbi"s You just download them the
> .pbi, double click it, a bam a window pops up and you just
> click next, choose where you want shortcuts, and finish.
> Boom, installed.
> No depositories or package managers to fuck with.

Sounds like RPMs, which are a pain to find from a console shell.

> I can't reccomend PD-BSD more, I'll never go back to Linux.
> There is a Server edition, and it has FreeBSD 6 running
> under the hood.

I might check it out next time I'm looking for a desktop, but for my server Ubuntu seems fine (plus I'm already familiar with it).
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

> PC-BSD doesn't require you to use the terminal, and if your
> more visually oriented or just too damn dumb to type
> commands it's easier.

Neither does Kubuntu. I've got Adept (included with a standard Kubuntu install) in my Quick Launcher, which can install anything that you can with apt-get, but with a GUI. If I don't feel like using a terminal, it's always there.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

I would have to agree with that ;> It's quite simply the most pleasant of the BSD's that I've ever used...but it's -not- a fork of FreeBSD, so the two remain entirely compatible (you can follow any instructions on PCBSD in the FreeBSD handbook).
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:31 PM   #7
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

Well, one nice desktop feature (which they're working on adding more to) is something called PBI...basically, you download a program from their website in a single file (the pbi), click on it twice, put in your password and you're done. It's basically an effort to make software installation in Unix as easy as it is in Windows or Mac OS X. If you don't prefer that, you can use ports and build everything from source, or use FreeBSD's own packages, so there's options for pretty much everyone :>

That being said, apt-get is certainly a great tool.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:33 PM   #8
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It sounds like RPM's but it isn't...everything required as a dependency for the PBI is included inside it, as a pre-built binary...no dependency checking or RPM hell, you just install it and remove it as you would in, say, Add/Remove programs. The files themselves are also fairly easy to make.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

As an addendum to this, if I get the chance I will try and port some of the more popular applications to PBI's...obviously I have no idea how the system works yet ;>
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:13 AM   #10
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Default Re: PC-BSD kicks ass.

> As an addendum to this, if I get the chance I will try and
> port some of the more popular applications to
> PBI's...obviously I have no idea how the system works yet ;>
>

It's not too difficult, there's a whole forum dedicated to it. Make sure to submit them to pbidir.com. Thanks for helping the community!
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