9.1 sometimes better than Os X
Yesterday, after fixing bad caps and other wrong thing in this computer, i got pcbsd 9.1 x32 and x64.
i also downloaded essential pbis for burning them into a dvd and install them without having to download. This worked pretty well, excepto for opera 12 wich doesn't start, but firefox works well and pretty responsive.
I installed hplip and my HP C4280 now works problemless. HPLIP should have a PBI shipped by HP i think. Same for the other printers, as this fixes very bad problems that still plagues the unix like systems.
KDE4.8 runs problemless on 1.5 gb ram and an old pentium 4 processor, this is a broken computer i rebuilt replacing caps.
This is my first day with pure 9.1 and all i have is fun, and it's not my most powerfull computer, wich is going to have a full motherboard rebuild and upgrades.
There are two things i think that should be tweaked: KDE comes with lots of stuff in the menus, wich new users hardly uses. The other thing i know that causes trouble is that, in the first startup, it tries to go to the detected video card and then crashes, i fixed that starting from vesa and using it, having a crispy and well defined picture quality.
Except for those small stuff, i find pcbsd far more friendler than commercial systems, now i feel windows and mac os x are surpassed by pcbsd. All it needs is wayland, but after having learn that mother caps are a key component behind graphic performance, i worry less about that.
PC-BSD is the future of home, office and lab computing and we all should support it.