Christopher Barry on 2 Sep 2016 12:12:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PC-BSD rebrands itself as TrueOS, tracks FreeBSD-CURRENT

On Fri, 2 Sep 2016 15:07:32 -0400
Greg Helledy <> wrote:

>Earlier this year I was looking around for a distribution of linux to 
>put on a new laptop.  I wanted something that was well suited to being 
>"desktop linux", had KDE available, and didn't include systemd.
>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:

ever check this out?

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