Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 21:57 UTC, submitted by Peter Bui
NetBSD Andrew Doran and Jared D. McNeill have announced in a mailing list post that they are starting a NetBSD Desktop Project with the goal of: "Given a NetBSD CD and a reasonably modern x86 computer, make it possible to install a useful desktop system in under 15 minutes, responding to only a few prompts in the process." Initial plans are being formulated on the project wiki page.
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RE:desktop#
by miserj on Mon 16th Feb 2009 23:45 UTC
miserj
Member since:
2006-05-15

Oh I know the OpenBSD team would never do that. They would probably just laugh at my request. They will always be about security and thats fine. No need to waste resources on other things. Hey, I can dream can't I?

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RE[2]:desktop#
by ameasures on Tue 17th Feb 2009 00:00 in reply to "RE:desktop#"
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

> "I can dream"

You aren't the only one. Rather frightened by ease with which I put my financial details into browsers on mainstream operating systems .... I tried using OpenBSD as a secure desktop.

It did work. Getting the details sorted out was time consuming - like recognition of my unAmerican keyboard. Flash and Java just weren't going to happen.

I still dream and slightly wish Mark Shuttleworth had started with OpenBSD rather than Debian; but that's life.

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