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Old 12-17-2005, 07:46 PM
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Hello -

I am about to install PCBSD and it looks very easy enough for me to install it..

Just one question though..

Is PCBSD considered a UNIX operating system the same as FreeBSD or is it only an immitation of FreeBSD or UNIX? Is this the real deal when it comes to FreeBSD or is it not the same as running the actual FreeBSD 6?

So when installing PCBSD, will be the same as running a UNIX operating system similar to FreeBSD or not?

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Old 12-17-2005, 07:52 PM
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PC-BSD is FreeBSD 6 + some additional tweaks and system applications.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:00 PM
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Is it also considered a UNIX operating system like freeBSD? Because my dream was to run a UNIX operating system without alot of hassles of installing software..This like a dream come true...running a UNIX operating system with a CD burner software that is easy to install...So my question is, is this a UNIX operating system?

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Old 12-17-2005, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles
PC-BSD is FreeBSD 6 + some additional tweaks and system applications.
As Charles said. It IS FreeBSD 6. It has KDE installed and some custom utilities but it is still FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. Just nicererer.
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:49 PM
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can it be used as a server too? I want to use it as a file server.
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Yes, it can be used as a server. The emphasis of PC-BSD is the desktop, though.

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It is a Unix operating system, its focus is the desktop, but you can run it as a server, because it's got FreeBSD 6 under the hood.
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:55 PM
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Regarding its Unix nature, sorry Charles, it is not Unix. It has not been certified. It can be called "Unix-like" or "Unix-derived," but not Unix.

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Does this means that even OpenBSD is NOT considered a UNIX OS, but rather a UNIX-like OS or is it just only FreeBSD?
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by as400
Does this means that even OpenBSD is NOT considered a UNIX OS, but rather a UNIX-like OS or is it just only FreeBSD?
FreeBSD is based on original UNIX sources.
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