On 8/10/07, Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Start with DesktopBSD 1.6 since it's closer to FreeBSD than PC-BSD if > > you need to learn FreeBSD more. > > both of them should win a similar message at www.freebsd.org > > "We are not supporting both DesktopBSD and PC-BSD. that's not out > products, just loosely based on FreeBSD. Please DO NOT judge FreeBSD based > of them" > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" >
I don't know where you get 'loosely based on' ... both products are based _directly_ on FreeBSD... PC-BSD 1.3 on 6.1 p11 and 1.4 beta on 6.2 p3. DesktopBSD 1.6 is based on 6.2 AFAIK. Both _fully_ support ports and packages and are simply FreeBSD coupled to a KDE desktop of their creator's choice which you could easily modify using pkg_add/pkg_delete. PC-BSD does allow a user to use PBIs (Push Button Installer) which will install a package to it's unique directory with all the dependencies needed in that directory or one of its subs. This doesn't impinge on either ports or packages but does tend to use more disk space. Both current beta products use xorg 7.2. I too have been using FreeBSD since 2.2.8 and see no problems having a quick, easy to install (less than 10 minutes on a 165 Opteron) surfing desktop that doesn't spend 3 hours a day scanning for viruses or spyware. -- --I'm not 'renting' my OS-- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"