On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 12:14:15AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: > On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:51:00 -0700, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > > Been thinking over what someone said recently about restricting or > > dropping further ports. BSD is the best opensource system around. But > > keeping everything current is painful. > > If you're not running a public or mission critical server - then > don't do it. I've used a 5.4 installation for many years without > any problems, and without the need to update something. But I'm > crazy anyway. :-) >
well, thought.org is public, but i just have the basics. it is a Server, period. > > > > Does anybody know if PCBSD is as > > pushbutton as, say, Ubuntu is? > > Quite. You won't have major problems because English already is > your native language. If you're comfortable with KDE and will be > using the PBI installer (read: "Push Button Installer"), it can > be a fine system. Even OS updates are distributed in PBI format. > Super! just offhand, can i install PCSD *over* thius FBSd --7.1--? Keep /usr/home and so on? Or is PCBSD a do-it-from-scratch? (I'm pretty much OS agnostic [[so long as it's somethng like UNIX]], but here I know where things live... With ubuntu, diff't story.) > > > > I'll always use FreeBSD on my DNS, > > apache22, and mail server side. Zero crashes in 7 years. But if I want > > to play music or watch a DVD--or do serious web video stuff--I use > > Ubuntu. > > "Serious web video stuff" - how many contradictions does this > statement include? :-) No, seriously: Especially if you rely on > "Flash", Linux doesn't seem to be as... well... problematic? as > FreeBSD. hm, not sure how much flash is used, really. i just avoid as much of it as I can. if i can watch a public broadcasting stream i usually KVM over to my Ubntu box. ....mmmm. Hope the just-works PCBSD just-works here. > > > > > I'd like to say kilowatts by having one "tao" that can handle everything > > from hacking code to playing a movie. > > That's FreeBSD to me since 4.0, but I have to admit that my needs > haven't yet grown to all the "modern web media" stuff... > > i am not that into the-tube... but for science broadcasts, yep. especially things i've missed and are somewhere online. thanks for the datapoints! gary > > > > -- > Polytropon > From Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 5.67a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"