My experience with PC-BSD was that it was just different enough to
break alot of FreeBSD's documentation, and they don't have enough of
their own.  I was a newbie, of course, but I went with vanilla FreeBSD
because of the handbook and freebsd-questions, and I've no regrets.
Been at least 9 months.  Course I like to hack.


On 8/9/07, Kurt Buff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 8/9/07, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >        Guys,
> >
> <snip>
> >        close.  Has anybody on this list used the PC version of BSD?
> >        What about a "desktop-BSD"??
> >
> >        suggestion? advice?
> I've used PC-BSD, and agree with Jonathan - it's package management
> system is a bit funky. It's real FreeBSD, but...
> I've also used Freesbie, which is a live CD with (last I looked) an
> XFCE4 desktop, and I liked it. In particular, I liked that it would
> install itself to your machine if you told it to do so, and then it
> became just a standard FreeBSD install. That was about a year ago,
> though, so I expect it's even better now.
> Kurt
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