Originally Posted by ade234uk
I have been using Ubuntu for the last 6 months. I am thinking of giving PCBSD a spin.
Ubuntu is defaulted to Gnome. Can I install Gnome on PCBSD?
Currently using Wine with Dreamweaver & Photoshop for webdevelopment. Are there any issues with Wine on PCBSD
Can I download Multimedia codecs for Totem, VLC so I can play movies etc...
I tried PCBSD a few years back and was really impressed with the stability speed.
Hello and welcome,
I would use KDE in PC-BSD and that's default. To be honest I've read that PC-BSD and Gnome have a few issues. Since the PC-BSD X system is set up around KDE (KDE's own specific variation for PCBSD), there are random errors that occur when trying to switch window managers, etc.
While it is possible to use Gnome in PC-BSD, I would personally recommend staying with KDE.
There are no issues with Wine on PC-BSD that I'm aware of, and I'm fairly certain you'd have success in that category. That and the multimedia codecs question, that should be fine so long as you setup the appropriate files for a BSD system (which I gather isn't a problem).
Coming from Ubuntu - both as a main Linux OS on a i386+ and the Portable on Vista - I'm very happy with PC-BSD and rate it the best possible way of effectively installing FreeBSD with ease. I think you'll rather like your experience with the system and wish you luck.