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[2]: Keep on the good work!
by Laurence on Fri 31st Aug 2007 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Keep on the good work!"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I think you're being a tad judgmental there. Even if FreeBSD does have a 'dumbed down' installer, it's an addition to the usual setup rather than a replacement (and not even the default either).

Plus systems like FreeBSD will always be configurable via the .conf files (at al) which you have to do now anyway. So as dumbed down as it may or may not get - you're not going to loose functionality.

Personally though, I can't see any justification in your paranoia. FreeBSD will never try to compete with the likes of the desktop focused BSD packages or any of the number of laymans Linux distros.

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

I hope FreeBSD does not follow the path of Ubuntu

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I hope FreeBSD does not follow the path of Ubuntu"

Why not? Ubuntu has better i18n then PC-BSD or DesktopBSD and is more popular. But oh, wait! It cannot! FreeBSD is "just" an OS while Ubuntu is a Linux distribution! Fine difference. :-)

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