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I've been using PC-BSD for approx. 10 Months so I've had enough time to see what life throws at me with it. My first install was 1.0 Release Canadate (RC) 1 and I currently run PC-BSD 1.2 (the current release) on my laptop and have a beta version of 1.3 installed on my desktop for testing. This will cover PC-BSD 1.2 and PC-BSD in general.

PC-BSD is primarly for desktops but makes a darn good laptop/workstation system. I won't cover installation details as this is changing in future versions and often reviewed. My reviews sole interest is in a End User prespective (imho).

The Desktop. Well the default desktop on PC-BSD is pretty simple, it uses a program called "KDE" to put it simply to offer use a sweet system. The prepaired setup is what most users should feel comfortable with, bottom bar with a applications menu and a few icons (personal files and web browser/file manager IIRC). A system tray and a clock, taskbar in the bottom bar showing all running windows e.t.c. Trashcan and a few Icons on the desktop with (currently) a nice blue PC-BSD wall paper, in the old days there was a yellow field of flowers on a mounton top. For stuff a new user might not be familer with let me explain some stuff. We have a simple applications or "K-Menu" that you click on the icon (the red one, bottom left corner.) and it presents the usual. Neatly grouped into catagories such as Games, Internet, Multimedia e.t.c This is alot more logical then a certain other OS which tries to hide and poorly sort it's start menu by default Tongue

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Illiteracy

I commend the reviewer's enthusiasm for his subject but criticise his lack of literacy. Perhaps he would have been better served spending more time at school learning elementary composition and spelling prior to acquiring computer skills and certainly before publishing an article like this on the Internet for all the world to see.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".

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