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PC-BSD 0.5a Beta: BSD For Dummies

Post by boat » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:47 pm

supposedly a beginner friendly freebsd distro/install...seems more like a graphical installer with a pre-built desktop, ready to go. courtesy slashdot...:

"PC-BSD 0.5a beta has now been released! You can download the 670Mb ISO file from our download page. This version fixes some minor bugs, and now has fully automatic network support. Screenshots available." So what's it all about? From the PC-BSD FAQ: "This OS has as its goals to be user-friendly, especially in the area of software installation and management, something that many of the *nix based distros have not yet mastered."

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:33 am

looks like gentoo has an installer in the works too. must be a new project based on the screenshots page. :lol:

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Post by boat » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:49 am

[NME]T-Bone wrote:looks like gentoo has an installer in the works too. must be a new project based on the screenshots page. :lol:
actually, i was able to see some of the screenshots for the gentoo installer before he took them down to avoid "/.ing" as he put it :lol: :P it looked pretty nice...seemed/looked kinda like the gentoo install docs except with a nice lil gui that gives u pretty much the same selection if u were to follow the docs. :) like if u were at section so-and-so during the install, the gui has the same look/structure as if u were kinda following the docs...cept in a nice, purty gui :pbt: ;)

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:24 am

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Post by Dictator » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:00 pm

So, are you going to try it, boat? :P
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Post by boat » Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:37 pm

boat-onics-
whatda!? :surp: :cry: :lol: :P

try it-
what...the gentoo or pc-bsd..? probably niether :oops: :lol: :P im comfortable with and like the current freebsd installer. betwen the two, it would be the gentoo installer...yeah, its purpose is to have a custom made system, yadda, but it can become quite tedious doing a gentoo install :oops: :-? ...build this; config that; build this; config that;...all from something i either have to printout before hand and/or use another computer connected to the net (unless a hardcopy was saved locally) :-?

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Post by boat » Mon May 22, 2006 8:36 am

here's a link to a recent onlamp article-doo-hickey about pc-bsd.

looks as though its up to 1.0 as well, for anyone interested. :pbt: ;)

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Post by Dictator » Mon May 22, 2006 11:19 am

Dictator wrote:So, are you going to try it, boat? :P
I repeat this post. :P
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Post by boat » Mon May 22, 2006 2:17 pm

Dictator wrote:
Dictator wrote:So, are you going to try it, boat? :P
I repeat this post. :P
possibly. have/will you? :?:

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Post by Dictator » Mon May 22, 2006 4:03 pm

Perhaps I will when I have time. The reviews on PC-BSD look pretty good.
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Post by boat » Mon May 29, 2006 12:29 pm

grabbed it a coupla weeke ago...guess it was a good thing i didnt get around to burning it (courtesy distrowatch)... :oops: :lol: :P

pcbsd An updated version of PC-BSD, now based on FreeBSD 6.1, has been released: "PC-BSD 1.1 was released today, along with a PBI update file for users running 1.0, who wish to update to 1.1. This release brings the core operating system up to the latest version of FreeBSD 6.1, adds better driver support to the kernel, and improves the speed on many systems." The new release also ads "nve" devices to DHCP network detection, fixes network manager to restart network after settings change, and upgrades Online Update Utility to display status. For more information please read the release announcement and consult the release notes and changelog. Download (MD5) : PCBSD-1.1-x86-CD1.iso(678MB).

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Post by Dictator » Mon May 29, 2006 1:09 pm

Lucky me. I didn't yet download PC-BSD 1.0. :ggrin:

I'm too busy to try it. Hopefully, I'll check it out sometime later (before or after 1.2 release) :P
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Re: PC-BSD 0.5a Beta: BSD For Dummies

Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:54 am

Anyone try 1.3? This review could be a lil longer/better.
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