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    Phoronix: PC-BSD 8.0 Released For A Polished, Friendlier FreeBSD Desktop

    FreeBSD 8.0 was released in November with a number of improvements and various performance enhancements as our FreeBSD benchmarks have shown, but if the text-based installation process has put you off from installing this popular BSD distribution or other usability challenges, there's no reason to fear any longer. The PC-BSD project has finally come out with their stable PC-BSD 8.0 release that is derived from FreeBSD 8.0 but with much desktop-oriented love and its friendlier installer and package management system.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14611

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    http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id...pcbsd_8_08_lrg

    Most ugliest Dolphin screenshot EVER.

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    • #3
      800.600 virtual machine

      *shrug*

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      • #4
        The desktop icons' text is not exactly readable, black text on black?

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        • #5
          How did they manage to make Dolphin look like something from Gnome!

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          • #6
            I'm not exactly sure why anyone would want to run a *BSD on his desktop? Linux has more Hardware and Software support, and still has all the advantages of a *NIX OS.
            Anyway, if I _had_ to use a BSD, it would probably be this one. KDE is a huge plus, even if it's as butt-ugly as this one.
            BTW on the PC-BSD's site it says that 3D-acceleration is only supported on Intel and nVidia GPUs. I thought radeon had been ported to FreeBSD as well, so why don't they support ATi-cards?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id...pcbsd_8_08_lrg

              Most ugliest Dolphin screenshot EVER.
              Actually I like it

              Well, not the big symbols as I prefere some sort of list view but hey -- it looks polished.

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              • #8
                Shrink icons to 66percent. I do it at 1600x900. No way I'd not shrink 1024x768 or 800x600 down to 50 percent.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  Most ugliest Dolphin screenshot EVER.
                  Yes. That is quite an accomplishment.

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                  • #10
                    I thought radeon had been ported to FreeBSD as well, so why don't they support ATi-cards?
                    radeon,yes. drm, not so much. Does anyone know how far they are?

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                    • #11
                      My god, I think that must be the ugliest KDE screenshot of all time. Including screenshots of KDE 1.0. Gratz!

                      Does PC-BSD actually have, like, any software in its native package format these days?

                      It's all very well to have an easy-to-use installer for BSD, but not if the only programs you can easily install are Rhythmbox and Abiword... and Ports just ain't that easy, especially when PC-BSD doesn't ship with anything in its Ports tree or tell you how to populate it.

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