Quote Originally Posted by endman View Post
PCBSD needs more then 2GB of RAM and 2GHz of CPU to run. And that's the absolute minimum. When they made ZFS the default file system, PCBSD now needs way more that and this is all just to run fluxbox.

The reason why PCBSD is so slow is because it is literally FreeBSD running KDE and other modern desktop environments. The FreeBSD wasn't designed to take that sort of load and it never will. Also, Systemd and Upstart out performs the BSD init by light years and it's kernel can only search and initiate drivers serially (unlike Linux which initiate all in parallel).

I recommend not switching to PCBSD because it is so buggy, bloated and it has a lot of services turned on by default which coupled with the lack of ASLR, make it a serious security liability.

I especially don't recommend switching to PCBSD 10.0 because of the tendency for the X.0 versions to be very very buggy.
This isn't correct. You can run FreeBSD with a heavy desktop environment and it's pretty much identical in experience to anything else.

It's not going to be as fast on start as SystemD, but not much is nowadays; just about any Linux spin not using Systemd or Upstart is about the same. If a five second boot matters to you then obviously Debian/Gentoo with Openrc/FreeBSD isn't going to cut it.