Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:35 UTC, submitted by lomax
FreeBSD "Welcome to the home page of the finstall project, accepted for Google's Summer of Code 2007. This project aims to create a user-friendly graphical installer for FreeBSD & FreeBSD-derived systems. The project should yield something usable for 7.0-RELEASE, but the intention is to keep it as a "second" installer system during 7.x, alongside sysinstall. In any case, sysinstall will be kept for architectures not supported by finstall (e.g. all except i386 and amd64)." A first version has been released.
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RE: Keep on the good work!
by Oliver on Fri 31st Aug 2007 11:10 UTC in reply to "Keep on the good work!"
Oliver
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2006-07-15

>Projects as these make PC-BSD and DesktopBSD superfluous.

I'm sorry but your saying too. Both of them AREN'T FORKS or different from FreeBSD in any way. PC-BSD e.g. is just offering an OPTIONAL way of installing software. Both of them are 100% FreeBSD and offering just a bunch of preinstalled software together with some frontends for common tools of FreeBSD.
These "flavours" don't do any harm to FreeBSD, but spreading FUD because of a massive lack of knowledge will kill an operating system in the long run!

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