How well did PC-BSD 1.5 work for me?

Pretty well actually. The system was stable, I had few problems, except for the fact that I always had to run PC-BSD in safe mode. I wonder what the difference between starting up normally and starting up in safe mode is? I also managed to fail in installing the Nvidia graphic driver, so I was unable to take any screenshots of playing a video or DVD.

I was able to find enough programs to get some use out of BSD. I went to pbidir.com that are easy to install since all you have to do is double click on the PBI file to install it, which is much easier than dealing with a tarball. Some of the programs I had installed were K3B, OpenOffice, Firefox, KTorrent, Kaffeine, Amarok, JRE 1.5and a few other things that just come with the KDE desktop environment.

It was also nice that with PC-BSD some codecs and Adobe Flash Player(only 7 though) was already installed and set up for me. It was mostly effortless to use PC-BSD 1.5, although I wish that I did not have to start it in safe mode on the system I was able to use it on. So if you also would like to try PC-BSD 1.5 just go to pcbsd.com.  You can also find my screenshots here.

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