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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by sonic2000gr on Fri 31st Aug 2007 12:39 UTC
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It is nice to have a graphical installer for FreeBSD. It is something that is missing, and sysinstall though good for us veterans ;) may intimidate new users. I just hope there is always the option for a text based install, since sometimes I install FreeBSD on systems that possibly can not handle graphic installers.
As for PC-BSD and DesktopBSD, I have never used the latter, but PC-BSD is an impressive work on top of FreeBSD and deserves some credit.

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