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PC-BSD Wins Magazine Vote
#1
Hi,

For those able to get their hands on a copy, the latest edition of Linux Voice (April 2015) has a 5 page article on the BSD's.
This is a UK-based magazine (http://www.linuxvoice.com) which apparently can also be purchased in the US (Barnes and Noble etc).
The article is a 'Group Test' of the BSD's to see which one is the best replacement for Linux.
The BSD's under the microscope are FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD, GhostBSD and PC-BSD.
Each OS is explored and explained in its own section before a summary lists the order that each one came in the final reckoning.
There are also some boxouts littered throughout the article with other facts about the BSD's (historical roots, other BSD-based software etc).
It's an excellent article. Very fair-minded and even-handed. And especially refreshing that it is in a Linux magazine.
And if you can't get hold of a copy, here are the final results:

1st - PC-BSD
2nd - FreeBSD
3rd - GhostBSD
4th - OpenBSD
5th - DragonFly BSD
6th - NetBSD

Probaly nothing too unexpected here.
The final comment is
"...if you're looking for point-and-click simplicity, there's no better bet than PC-BSD. This OS is as close as BSD can get to Linux.
It offers the same functionality, convenience and applications that Linux users are used to. In addition to its skills on the desktop
you can also use it to power your servers. PC-BSD proudly exposes its FreeBSD base and makes it accessible to new users by adding convenient tools..."

Kudos to the PC-BSD team.

Cheers,
Xavi.
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#2
That's really great to read.
#3
(03-03-2015, 07:08 AM)xavi Wrote: … if you can't get hold of a copy, here are the final results:

1st - PC-BSD
2nd - FreeBSD
3rd - GhostBSD
4th - OpenBSD
5th - DragonFly BSD
6th - NetBSD

Probaly nothing too unexpected …

PC-BSD as first of six in April 2015 could have surprised readers of the March 2015 feature story FAQ: BSD | Linux Voice at http://www.linuxvoice.com/faq-bsd-2/ (seeing -2 in the URL, I wondered about http://www.linuxvoice.com/faq-bsd/ – it redirects to the same feature story). 

The March 2015 feature answered questions about three flavours; PC-BSD was almost an afterthought. From the closing paragraph – after mentioning the lovely flavours of OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD: 

Quote:… more newbie-friendly … focused on the desktop, with a fancy graphical installer and super-simple management of software. Have fun exploring!

For the three that were featured in March, were the answers reasonable? I did find it easy to read; not too serious. I particularly liked the subheading – 

Quote:HAD HISTORY BEEN SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT, YOU’D BE READING FREEBSD VOICE TODAY…

The April issue will become freely available nine months after it was sold √
#4
Two pages from the review.

The full issue (April 2015): https://www.linuxvoice.com/download-linu...-issue-13/


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