I have installed FreeBSD many times on various PC’s I used.
It is really a great system – it’s strong and quick as any Linux distribution. It has its own fans. It has many packages, but not as much as linux.
For this – FreeBSD has developed a compatibility layer to enable installation of Linux packages – such as Flash plugin.
I really love FreeBSD, It is great for a server, but it’s sometimes hard work to do for a a desktop –
Flash plugin didn’t always work, so firefox crashed.
A whole configuration was needed to enable automatic mount of USB stick.
Therefor I decided to try DesktopBSD or PC-BSD.
I have found some info about those two distributions (well… I mean “systems”. “distribution” is for Linux… ).
- A good comparison between the two systems can be found at:
Gerard: “PC-BSD vs DesktopBSD; similarities & differences”.
In: Gerard. FreeBSD – the unknown Giant [blog on the Internet]. [posted: January 19, 2008] – [cited: May 17, 2008].
Available from: http://www.freebsdos.com/news/2008/01/19/pc-bsd-vs-desktopbsd-similarities-differences/ (I am going to post an Hebrew translation of this one!)
- Dru Lavign – who is a real BSD guru – has compared PC-BSD to Kubuntu:
Dru Lavigne: “Kubuntu v.s. PC-BSD”.
In: Dru Lavigne. A Year in the Life of a BSD Guru [blog on the internet]. [posted: August 18, 2007]. Available from: http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/kubuntu-vs-pcbsd-18431