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PC-BSD vs. Linux发行版：一场激战
(Review) - If you haven't heard of PC-BSD by now, then you must be living in a box. PC-BSD is perhaps the best thing to come to the desktop BSD world in a very long time. But unfortunately, it looks as if this fantastic distribution is following the rest of the pack and will be trying to locate funds by competing with Linux for business customers. Why should this matter? Check this out...
Backing Away from Home User to Enterprise Linux. When I think of a good distribution that allows a user to transition from Windows to feel right at home, I used to think of Xandros. But today, it feels like they are so focused on keeping themselves above water that the home user is being left on the back burner.
I have been reading about user after user seeing ongoing issues with Xandros Version 4. But instead of addressing issues from past releases, I feel like X-4 has been target almost exclusively at an audience who couldn’t care less - enterprises.
News flash guys, Novell and Red Hat are the kings of the jungle in this realm. Therefore, in reality, I see little long term value in trying to get a piece of this pie when the home and business desktop market remains largely untouched within the Linux world.
I have long since given up on Xandros on this matter, although I had hoped that they would actually offer some new functionality to their setup by expanding their application repository or something useful like that. Instead, they opted to offer 3D graphics for a limited number of video card users. Who cares? I don’t.
But with PC-BSD, I was really holding out hope and to be honest, I still have some. Even with them being acquired by another company, I remain hopeful that they will continue to push forward and make it possible for novice users to continue their migration over to the PC-BSD desktop. The official word is that nothing changes. I sincerely hope not.
Alternative Ways for PC-BSD to Generate Revenue. Considering the fact that the buyout is a done deal, I have no problems as long as they don't forget their user base. And the official word is that iXsystems will be able to provide businesses with the support they need to make this happen on a larger scale.
But wouldn't be fantastic if they decided to take on the consumer market by opting to provide them with obtainable support for the everyday consumer? Not the intensive business side of support, but an affordable alternative for those looking to try PC-BSD, but are simply not in a position to pay the kind of money that would be involved with corporate level support.
Why I Care About the Future of Free-BSD. My reason for showing interest in PS-BSD is because I believe it’s the best shot we have at seeing a viable BSD operating system being used on a typical desktop PC, period. And thanks to the freedom of its BSD license, a lot of the turmoil we feel on the Linux front is not going to affect them.
In short, should things go totally bonkers with Microsoft and Novell and all hell breaks loose on the Linux front, I like to know that I have an alternative that still has its foot in the door with a Unix-like mindset. Going back to "Windoze" is not an option for me.
So, yes, I see PC-BSD succeeding as an important step in getting people off of the Microsoft bandwagon. Even if we differ somewhat on the true definition of "free," most of the goals between the Linux world and the BSD world are pretty similar.
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