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Review: My good ol' friend FreeBSD (actually PC-BSD 7.1)

May 21, 2009, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"So I downloaded and began the installation of PC-BSD. The installation process was fairly quick and very simple. I am not complaining when I say this but I was a bit surprised to find the generic FreeBSD (actually PC-BSD) text only boot screen asking for the user to initiate the Default installer or any of the other options (which includes starting the installer with the experimental ZFS support). When I select the Default or when the boot screen times out to the Default, all components are loaded into memory and X loads into the graphical portion of the installation process. It is the same thing for the boot loader after the OS has been installed.

"The graphical portion of this process went through the generic menus of "agreeing to the terms of the BSD licensing agreement", along with obtaining preliminary root/user account information/configuration (such as default shell to even enabling auto-login). It also went through the process of selecting a disk device for UFS (default: with soft updates) file system and OS installation"

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