[PC-BSD Testing] stability of 9.1RC

Bridger Dyson-Smith bdysonsmith at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 13:07:35 PDT 2012

Hi --
Disclosure: I'm not a power user; I'm almost stuck around a beginner level
-- so take everything with a huge grain of salt.

I've been (almost) exclusively using RC1 on an older Thinkpad (X61) since
right around the time it was announced on the blog. Overall, I've had very
good experiences with it -- there have been a few bumps here and there --
and I'm looking forward to being able to get a desktop set up configured. I
wouldn't say any of the "bumps" have been stability-related at all.

I think it's great -- Kris & co. have done an outstanding job (again).

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Gour <gour at atmarama.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> last year I was testing and evaluating PC-BSD in the era of 9.0beta,
> but after some time returned back to the (Arch)Linux.
> Recently, I was considering to move both my (main) desktop and
> (secondary) machines to Frugalware Linux, but then I realized that it
> would not bring me much more stable OS and/or less admin time.
> Then I tried PC-BSD 9.1-RC1 under vbox and I must say I'm *very*
> impressed considering it is huge quantum leap in quality comparing it
> to 9.0 and decided to move to it asap.
> Too bad, but my netbook is 4GB machine but with newer ATI (mobile)
> graphic card (HD6320) which is, afaik, not well supported under PC-BSD.
> That's why I installed Linux Mint on that machine (the only remaining
> dilemma is to continue using main Linux Mint edition with 'pro' of
> having newer software - cons is requirement to regularly (every six
> months) update OS or to use Linux Mint Debian edition being rolling
> release - I'm accustomed to it being >10yrs Gentoo and Archlinux user,
> but bringing somewhat older user (e.g. Xfce-4.8 instead of the present
> 4.10).
> So, I'd like to install PC-BSD on my machine asap and wonder how stable
> do you consider 9.1RC1?
> I'm aware that according to BSD folks, the stability bar is much higher
> than in Linux, but do you find any outstanding bugs in 9.1RC1?
> If RC2 is not too far (any estimation) I can wait for it, but I
> believe that 9.1 is not quite around the corner, I do not feel as
> Archlinux user any longer and would like to move sooner in order to
> complete migration before jumping to some other projects.
> Sincerely,
> Gour
> --
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