My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0
With FreeBSD 10.0 having been released and the final release of the PC-BSD 10.0 coming this week, I decided to try out the PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 ahead of the final release. While I intended to run some benchmarks of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 against its predecessor and compared to Linux distributions, this initial PC-BSD 10.0 encounter was cut short after about ten minutes.
FreeBSD 10 has many exciting features and improvements that have been talked about for months and I've been quite anxious to try out the updated BSD operating system from which PC-BSD 10.0 is closely derived. I had tried testing an earlier PC-BSD 10.0 development release a couple months back, but that was held up by the USB mouse not working on the test system at the time. In my most recent PC-BSD 10.0 attempt today, the USB mouse worked! But I was stopped by another issue.
KMS drivers currently break the console in FreeBSD. Only a few minutes were spent with this issue before abandoning this and moving onward to other open-source benchmarking and hardware reviews.
Once PC-BSD 10.0 is officially released I will try out the latest version to see if it goes better otherwise will try to run some PC-BSD 10.0 vs. Linux benchmarks on some other systems.
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