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Old 23. Aug 2013, 07:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not really, I already knew from other forums that the minimum "space" if that is what you meant is at least 50 GB. I thought and perhaps wrongly that the FreeBSD avatar meant that you knew something about PC-BSD which in all fairness is different.

As I mentioned PC-BSD was probably more trouble than its worth especially since main stream Linux is a snap to install. I was just curious but I'm also aware that curiosity killed the cat
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I'm not too well in clairvoyance, given that I can't see your screen and settings from here. Also, "PC-BSD is different from FreeBSD" is like saying "a Mercedes is different from a car".

Main stream Linux is pretty insecure and instable. Easyness is not everything.
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Old 23. Aug 2013, 08:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not too well in clairvoyance, given that I can't see your screen and settings from here.
Ok, my bad. HP Workstation 4 GB Ram dual core 3.0 GHz GForce plug-in video card. I know this is far from top end but the old clunker seems to work alright.

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PC-BSD is different from FreeBSD" is like saying "a Mercedes is different from a car".
There are Hybrid cars, plug-in cars, diesel cars, compact cars and my favorite the 4dr sedan. Just kidding
Anyway they are similar but different and the difference can mean a great deal.

Maybe this would be a great time to share your knowledge on this forum and expound on the benefits of BSD, I'm sure there are others than can learn from you. Speaking for myself, I'm curious about the operating system since I see it at the bottom of Distrowatch's Major Distribution's list all the time.

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You do know that PC-BSD is not different from FreeBSD as it is FreeBSD? (Some of the benefits of BSD are well explained here.) - Still that does not help you, I know.

So, to come back on your actual problems: There is a grub install part? PC-BSD does not even have grub IIRC.
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Old 23. Aug 2013, 08:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You do know that PC-BSD is not different from FreeBSD as it is FreeBSD? (Some of the benefits of BSD are well explained here
Still that does not help you, I know.
Huh? From the Distrowatch website describing FreeBSD:
Suggested FreeBSD-based alternatives: PC-BSD (desktop), GhostBSD (live DVD with GNOME)
Other BSD alternatives: OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly BSD

Thanks for the link I'm reading it now

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Huh? From the Distrowatch website describing FreeBSD:
Suggested FreeBSD-based alternatives: PC-BSD (desktop), GhostBSD (live DVD with GNOME)
PC-BSD and GhostBSD are FreeBSD distributions, internally nothing but "FreeBSD with a preconfigured desktop" and some neat extra packages. DistroWatch might not be the best source to learn about an OS's origins, obviously.

NetBSD is an original BSD, derived from 386BSD in 1993 (so was FreeBSD). OpenBSD is a fork of NetBSD, DragonFly BSD is a fork of FreeBSD.
(Calling OpenBSD an alternative to BSD makes me giggle a bit.)
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Well, I now know what BSD stands for [Berkeley Software Distribution] that says allot because I spent allot of time in Berkeley.

I'm not sure what BSD brings to the table that is not already there with Linux. Perhaps its just a matter of personal preference like a comfortable pair of leather sandals
Then again there is a matter of security based on the way BSD is put together but that issue is flaunted by Linux all the time. The system seems to be tightly integrated by design and in that regard the user knows what their getting and why. I am still curious though and to borrow a metaphor I'm ready to fire up the ole VW van and see what I'm missing
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I'm not sure what BSD brings to the table that is not already there with Linux.
Stability, security, maturity.
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I'm not sure what BSD brings to the table that is not already there with Linux.
With FreeBSD I've got better performance on low-end and resource constrained systems. Linux has distros that achieve the same by slimming down and culling features.
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With FreeBSD I've got better performance on low-end and resource constrained systems. Linux has distros that achieve the same by slimming down and culling features.
Thanks, that's sort of what I was hearing as well.
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There is a grub install part? PC-BSD does not even have grub IIRC.
I really have no idea what that means. But from buzzing around different forums and websites I recall reading that FreeBSD supported Grub to some degree. Regardless I'm downloading the FreeBSD ISO and will give it a spin on Virtualbox using my Mint system as the host. So the mystery will soon be history.

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