[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1 RC1 - thoughts and ideas

finid at linuxbsdos.com finid at linuxbsdos.com
Tue Jul 6 16:02:32 PDT 2010

> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Gerard van Essen
> <gvanessen at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I've tested RC1 and here's some feedback
>> - generally very stable, though KDE crashed twice, but that could be due
>> to
>> the motherboard (Dell Optiplex GX620 with integrated Intel graphics).
>> - KDE doesn't seem to be as responsive as Kubuntu 10.04 on the same spec
>> machine, but KDE has always been slightly slower on PC-BSD/FreeBSD
>> - in the keyboard section of the installer, the keyboards in the
>> preferred
>> layout list are not in alphabetic order; most are, apart from the bottom
>> 9.
>> - should we not have just one "localisation" 'tab' in the Installer?
>> Currently there's a step for language, keyboard and time. These can be
>> easily be consolidated in a "localisation" section. This will reduce the
>> number of steps and clicks to install PC-BSD.
>> - in the main menu (under applications) there's a "development" menu.
>> Since
>> PC-BSD is geared towards everyday PC users, I doubt whether many will
>> ever
>> use any of the applications in there. These can/should be installed by
>> PBI.
>> What do you think?
>> Gerard
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> I actually like the development tab and use it regularly - I'd vote to
> keep it. Realistically very few actual 'end users' use PC-BSD, but a lot
of devs do.

Mike, those "end users" are actually waiting, desperately waiting for
PC-BSD to become a lot more end user-friendly, so that they can use it.

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