|Greg Helledy on 2 Sep 2016 12:07:31 -0700|
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|[PLUG] PC-BSD rebrands itself as TrueOS, tracks FreeBSD-CURRENT|
My reading led me to also consider PC-BSD, which I tested out in a VM. Things seemed to be going along ok (for an unfamiliar OS) until it prompted me to perform a system update (going from release 10.1 to 10.2) at which point it deleted its GUI and left me sitting at a command prompt without any idea of what to do.
At that point I gave up on it, but did wonder what I did so wrong. Today there's an article on Slashdot, addressing PC-BSD's name change. The comments have been insightful for me, in that I'm far from the only person who experienced things like this with PC-BSD.
Besides the name change, they are also going to be tracking the FreeBSD-CURRENT release, which is the most cutting-edge one. To me, that's not what you'd want to do for a desktop OS.
I thought this information might be helpful to others in my position: https://bsd.slashdot.org/story/16/09/02/0350204/pc-bsd-follows-a-rolling-release-model-gets-renamed-to-trueos -- Greg Helledy GRA, Incorporated P: +1 215-884-7500 F: +1 215-884-1385 www.gra.aero ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug