Why bother messing around with graphics when the text interface still works fine? It's a fair question, and BSD mostly falls on the text side of things. But occasionally an upstart appears and shows that the new and all that sparkles is not as bad as feared.
It's not often that I would consider using a BSD as a desktop, but I think that PC-BSD has worked its way into calculation —- at least as a workstation that does not require any hardware acceleration.
I like that PC-BSD does not shy away from its FreeBSD heritage, the ports system is still there and the installer even gives the option to install a FreeBSD server.
Head over to our gallery as we compare the FreeBSD and PC-BSD installer experience.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.