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I'm spending more time in PC-BSD, do I need a slap?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: I'm spending more time in PC-BSD, do I need a slap? Reply with quote

I installed PC-BSD a week ago, and for some reason I really like it. I know very little about BSD, but yet somehow it's reaching out to me and drawing me in..

Is this at all normal or do I need taking outside and given a slap to bring me round to my senses?

Does anyone else use it regularly, or have anything good or bad to say about it?

I found a pro-BSD article here that completely slams Linux, is this feeling return from Linux enthusiasts?

Most importantly, will you guys ever talk to me again if I use it Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Of the *BSDs, the one I've used most is FreeBSD. I like it - especially the ports system, which contains stuff that hasn't even made it into Debian's vast repositories yet. The only reason I didn't keep it on my machine the last time I installed it was hardware problems.

So I don't think you need a slap. Maybe a rolling eye or two, but that's it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Use whatever OS works for you in your particular circumstances. Be it BSD, Linux, Solaris, OS-X or even Windows.
Remember, for most of us mere mortals, the OS is just a means to an end, a tool. Yes, we prefer to use an ethical tool wherever possible, but the important thing is what we are producing from our computers.

Actually, once you get past the kernel, drivers etc, a fair number of the programs you run under BSD are likely to be the same ones that you run under Linux. So no worries !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Nope, no slap required Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

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Actually, once you get past the kernel, drivers etc, a fair number of the programs you run under BSD are likely to be the same ones that you run under Linux. So no worries !

I noticed that, I had trouble find a package that wasn't available on both systems.
I did notice that mono hasn't found it's way into the pc-bsd software dir yet.

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The only reason I didn't keep it on my machine the last time I installed it was hardware problems.

I (thankfully) have had no hardware issues yet, unlike with Windows that refused to utilise my sound card without the driverdisk.. PC-BSD and Ubuntu, however, both had the sound working out of the box.

Also, this (BSD) is running a heck of a lot fast than than any of my *buntu's and stupidly quicker than my Sled10 install.. All on similar hardware.

I'm hoping that the experience remains this much pleasure.

[EDIT]: I also have yet to find a BSD forum that is as fun and informative as this one. Actually I have yet to find any forum that is as pleasant/fun/informative/stimulating (non-sexually of course) as this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Try changing your name to 1slipperyfish (troll), then you'll get a slap Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Er, does this count towards a slap then?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

nope, but you do get thrown back into the murky pool Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

PC-BSD is a nice system if you like Windows style installers. If it runs on your system then there is no reason not to use it. Last time I used it there was a shortage of PBIs though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

I am not all that fussed about the style of the installer, to be honest I couldn't care if it's textual or graphical as long as it works..

You are correct about the PBI's though, there is a shortage, especially as I'm used to the availability of Ubuntu's repositories. I think I maybe able to live with though.

Learning the console commands is fun, although finding a good guide to the available commands is almost impossible.. ie I have yet to find one..

Still I'm liking it which was an improvement over plan9 which I lost my rag with in like an hour, couldnt understand how to make it do anything of any use..

I think I may keep this on here for sometime..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: I Reply with quote

2slipperyfish wrote:
Er, does this count towards a slap then?


No, because it's not even remotely convincing. You haven't misspelled anything, used incorrect punctuation, misused case, or in any other way attempted to render your post incomprehensible/presented evidence of a disorganised mind.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: I Reply with quote

ths would Have bin more convincving Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: I Reply with quote

i feel i hav to say rthat I fink wIdNo'ws is mush beTTer then Lunix, becuase I payed lots ov muney for it, and my old gran sed too me that you only gets you pays four. Aslo my minotaur displays fings in colour wivouT loading the dryvers although it didernt werk when i loded jam in the seedee dryve.

BSD scuks.

paul

(whats' BDS)?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: I Reply with quote

EEK, it IS him!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: I Reply with quote

Nah! Where's the too copious smileys. Unless you mean that lslipperyfish, of course Wink
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