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RE[4]: maybe its the license
by Gone fishing on Tue 8th Mar 2011 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: maybe its the license"
Gone fishing
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let's consider only FreeBSD, which is the topic we're discussing.


But PCBSD is FreeBSD respun for ease on the desktop. The PCBSD installer even offers to install a standard FreeBSD minus GUI if you wish.

The standard FreeBSD isn't made to be a Desktop - their slogan is "The Power to Serve". FreeBSD is basically a server OS. I've just finished setting up a box and the installer isn't like a ubuntu installer you have to work if you want for example a journalled file system.

I'd say it's less popular because it is a conservative, rather than cutting edge OS that isn't made to attract the masses and there is nothing wrong with that.

You want FreeBSD for the desktop try PCBSD which has as it's first feature a "Fully functional desktop operating system, running FreeBSD 8.x® under the hood."

http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/12/26/

Edited 2011-03-08 12:31 UTC

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