Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 17:36 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BSD and Darwin derivatives It seems that PC-BSD has set a trend. "DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. DesktopBSD combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability and functionality of KDE and the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install." How this new BSD distribution stacks up against PC-BSD remains to be seen.
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RE: No need to reinvent the wheel
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 21:26 UTC in reply to "No need to reinvent the wheel"

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"cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2; make install clean"

You really expect people to be able to do that? I mean actually pressing 45 keys on the keyboard in order to do something? Without using the mouse to click on some icons? Have you any idea of how *hard* that is, how steep the learning curve is?

I'm shocked.

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And how hard can it be to copy and paste it in a terminal and press the Enter key? People who are close minded to their windows mentality will never learn to use alternate OS.

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Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

I hope you are being sarcastic.

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Of course it was sarcastic :-)

Not that I have anything against projects like DesktopBSD, I'm sure that they are useful to some people.

It's just that I'm getting tired of constantly hearing that FreeBSD is not suitable as a desktop, that it needs a fancy gui installer and that "desktop" seems to be getting more and more synonymous with Gnome or KDE.

None of this is true.

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