[News] Reviews of Foresight KDE and DesktopBSD 1.6; Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 Near Release

[News] Reviews of Foresight KDE and DesktopBSD 1.6; Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 Near Release

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:07:52

eview: DesktopBSD 1.6

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| So how do I rate DesktopBSD 1.6? I'd say it's a lot better than previous
| versions. It strikes just the right balance between being friendly to the new
| user, and yet powerful and geek enough to satisfy the more seasoned user. The
| developers did a good job this time around and I think they should pat
| themselves on the back. There's still room for improvement, but isn't that
| true with any distro? But it's not improvements to make it good, or even
| great. It's already great. The next step up will be to make it exceptional. A
| hard rung to climb, but not if you're determined to be the best there is out
| there, and DesktopBSD is easily on its way towards that goal!


Foresight KDE Alpha3

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| Foresight KDE inherits all the goodness from the Foresight Linux project.
| This means the install is tar based and completes in less than 7 minutes. It
| also means Syslinux, Compiz Fusion, and more from the Release Notes.


[yellowdog-announce] YDL v6.0 in final beta: Announcement 23 January 2008

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| Yellow Dog Enthusiasts,
| YDL v6.0 was today delivered to the beta test team comprised of TSS staff,
| individuals from chip vendors and Power OEMs, and community members. YDL v6.0
| is a complete rebuild against the CentOS foundation with select Fedora 7
| components.



DesktopBSD 1.6 Release Notes

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| This document contains notes regarding DesktopBSD 1.6, such as information
| about changes made since previous releases, a list of included software and
| currently known problems. Please consult this document before reporting bugs.


A quick overview of Desktop BSD 1.3

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| I'd give DesktopBSD a gracious 8/10 with two points being deducted for
| work that still needs to be done. It's very usable now, but could
| still serve to grow just a little bit. So if you want to start using
| it now, feel free to. It's ready to go, and the best part is, it
| only stands to get better as time goes on!


NetBSD: An Alternative to Linux

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| When many people think of free operating systems, or Unix like
| operating systems. The first thing that comes to many people minds
| is Linux. It's not the only free operating system, though it gets a
| lot of press. Open Source is about having a choice, not a
| dominating operating systems war.


Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

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| FreeBSD and GNU/Linux are two great options: choosing one or the
| other depends on many factors. Usually FreeBSD is used as a web
| server: companies like Yahoo! or Sony Japan trust FreeBSD to run
| their internet portals; on the desktop GNU/Linux wins this battle,
| but GNU/Linux is used on many web servers as well. Users will find
| if they are familiar with traditional UNIX systems they can use
| either without many problems. FreeBSD and Linux: a gift of
| quality, robustness, security and stability from the free
| software community to the