Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2005 20:33 UTC, submitted by dadexter
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Overall - DesktopBSD is a pleasure to run and a breeze to install. It is an excellent choice for a new BSD user, a not terribly sophisticated computer user, or an old salt who just wants a good, solid, reliable desktop that won't take days to install and weeks to configure and just wants to get on with it."
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installer?
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 00:59 UTC

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I find it odd they used the old installer approach. They could've easily gone with a livecd containing an installer app that the user runs (e.g. like knoppix), which is much more elegant, IMO.

-bytecoder

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RE: installer?
by Joe User on Wed 12th Oct 2005 01:13 in reply to "installer?"
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2005-06-29

I find it odd they used the old installer approach. They could've easily gone with a livecd containing an installer app that the user runs (e.g. like knoppix), which is much more elegant, IMO.

LiveCDs are fine to demo a product at a friend's house, but for daily tasks you don't want to run a LiveCD, you want the full speed of your Raid-0 array of 2x 15,000 rpm HDD's ;)

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RE[2]: installer?
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 01:39 in reply to "RE: installer?"
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Yes, but what I'm talking about is a combination live cd/installer. It's a normal live cd, but it includes an installer app if you want to install it to your hard drive.

-bytecoder

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RE[2]: installer?
by hobgoblin on Wed 12th Oct 2005 11:18 in reply to "RE: installer?"
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2005-07-06

i think the poster had in mind a livecd that have a app on it that work very much like a normal installer. start it up and you can use it to partition the hardrive, set up users and programs, and then run the install.

allso, livecds make for excelent rescue cds as you have a whole os to use. not just some bare bones with a stack of scripts to fix common flaws.

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RE: installer?
by Daniel Seuffert on Wed 12th Oct 2005 01:31 in reply to "installer?"
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2005-08-02

The DesktopBSD developers share your opinion too and this is the reason why release 1.0 will be available as a Live-CD/DVD containing an installer. This is RC2, not final.

Daniel Seuffert

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RE[2]: installer?
by on Wed 12th Oct 2005 01:38 in reply to "RE: installer?"
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Oh, ok. That makes sense.

-bytecoder

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RE: installer?
by Daniel Seuffert on Wed 12th Oct 2005 01:42 in reply to "installer?"
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2005-08-02

Sorry, just forgot to add that link: http://www.desktopbsd.net/index.php?id=37 ;)

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