A Prediction: 2020 the year of (PC-)BSD on the desktop

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A Prediction: 2020 the year of (PC-)BSD on the desktop

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Written by Josh Smith. Posted in 10.1, advocacy, new features

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Comments (6)

  • mzs
    February 19, 2015 at 6:59 am |

    I was a die hard Debian user.

    But after trying out FreeBSD 10.1 I am convinced that it has the stability of Debian and recent s/w like Ubuntu.

    It has other features like Boot Envs, ZFS and now binary package management using pkg.
    I am seriously considering moving my CentOS + OpenVZ installation to FreeBSD + Jails.
    They are more elegant, no need to install another kernel and updating mirror Jails is dead simple. No more updating each container separately anymore!

    Anyone who is in IT oriented towards Linux/Unix administration will understand what boon are these.

    • Gour
      February 26, 2015 at 1:13 am |

      I’d like seeing Free/PCBSD to flourish, but, personally, I didn’t have luck. 🙁

      Tried several times to fully migrate and last time (in the autumn) I was very close, but then hit overheating problem on my desktop (i7@860 cpu) which was running at ~20C degree higher (it was running at ~65C in idle state and my linux is now showing 36C)than my linux and was practically unusable for any compiling work.

      After receiving no help neither in forums nor in FreeBSD mailing list, I had to leave back to Debian/Linux, but after some time I switched to openSUSE/GNOME which is, so far (using Linux since ’99) my best distro experience.

      Recently I eliminated need to run VirtualBox/WinXP, so if I’d be able to resolve (over)heating problems, I’d be glad to try Free/PCBSD again sometime in the future.

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  • Tas Papadopoulos
    March 24, 2015 at 7:11 am |

    Not likely if people who are reporting issues and offering to help on those issues and others are disenfranchised. Obviously I would love a BSD desktop that works and is inter-operable in the enterprise; but based on the above, I may have to go back to Linux. Just my personal opinion. Good luck.

    • March 24, 2015 at 8:20 am |

      Hey Tas! Not sure why you are feeling disenfranchised. I was trying to talk to you on IRC about testing and never got a response back after several hours last night. I’d be glad to talk to you about it. Sent you an e-mail :).


      • Tas Papadopoulos
        March 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm |

        Josh, never got your email. I’ll get back on the IRC when I get a chance.

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