Downloaded (nicely at 170+Kbs) and installed RC1. The first install did not work correctly, well I don't think so. I used a partition which previously had a Linux distro (I think) on it. The install coomenced but when the install programs section arrived, only a couple of seconds elapsed before I was transferred to the next screen for passwords etc. I finished the install and just rebooted with the cd still in place and did a reinstall. This went through the usual install process as I would expect, with one exception:
The first keyboard layout was Lithuanian, I could find no reference to a normal (normal for us English type people you understand :lol
English type keyboard. I pressed ahead with the installation which completed and then rebooted correctly - with the wrong keyboard as I found out when I tried to enter a url. However a quick trip to the control panel fixed that problem. I downloaded K3b and the Linux compatibility pbi's, no problems installing either although I haven't tried to burn anything yet.
One exceptional feature that I discovered was that my network shares were automatically set up for me, no mess no fuss. Great work Kris.
All in all a really positive result - I look forward to the continuation of Kris's excellent work. It is refreshing to see the quickness of the releases from Kris, so many others put out a release and you then wait forever for the next iteration. Hopefully there will come a time soon when all the updates will be to the existing system and not through reinstalls. That's about the only thing keeping me from making a PCBSD system one of my 'always on' computers.
Only one question:
How do I get rid of the 'mandatory' 4 letter password requirement - one of my pet hates.:twisted: