Joe Sixpack goes BSD

Marti van Lin has started using

Marti van Lin has started using PC-BSD and is sharing his experience on his blog:

BSD has the reputation of being the most geeky OS, simply because it’ s rarely used by average users. The reason is that the average think its too complicated, which IMHO is far from the truth. The only thing with any OS is, that if you want to use all of its power, it takes some learning curve, no exclusions.

Once upon a time GNU/Linux was considered a strictly Geek OS to, but times have changed. BSD however remained to be as such. Well, not quite!

He then deals with

  • Installation (straight forward)
  • First boot, the Ooooooh wow! effect (Nvidia, Geforce, X)
  • Eyecandy for lusers (Compiz-Fusion, Superkaramba)
  • PBI: the package system (installing PBIs)

and concludes the article with:

PC-BSD is an extremely user friendly and secure BSD, based on the rock solid FreeBSD 6.2 stable core, with a easy to use package management system, a friendly installation GUI and great hardware recognition. It is easy enough for average users and interesting enough for advanced users. It’ s a easy pathway to the world of BSD *a must have*!

Read the whole article here

PC-BSD and is sharing his

href=”http://osgeex.blogspot.com/2007/09/joe-sixpack-goes-bsd.html”>experience on his blog:

BSD has the reputation of being the most geeky

OS, simply because it’ s rarely used by average users. The reason is that the average think its too complicated, which IMHO is far from the truth. The only

thing with any OS is, that if you want to use all of its power, it takes some learning curve, no exclusions.

Once upon a time GNU/Linux was considered a

strictly Geek OS to, but times have changed. BSD however remained to be as such. Well, not quite!

He then deals with

  • Installation (straight forward)
  • First boot, the Ooooooh wow! effect (Nvidia, Geforce, X)
  • Eyecandy for lusers(Compiz-Fusion, Superkaramba)
  • PBI: the package system (installing PBIs)

and concludes the article with:

PC-BSD is an

extremely user friendly and secure BSD, based on the rock solid FreeBSD 6.2 stable core, with a easy to use package management system, a friendly

installation GUI and great hardware recognition. It is easy enough for average users and interesting enough for advanced users. It’ s a easy pathway to the

world of BSD *a must have*!

Read the whole article here

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