Linked by David Adams on Mon 7th Mar 2011 17:55 UTC
FreeBSD "How long have you been using FreeBSD. Months? Years? Decades? And you love using it because of whatever reason but at the same time you're feeling a bit guilty to use it all for free without giving anything back? Well now you'll have the chance to change that. We at FreeBSD are always in need of new people who are willing to spare some of their time and effort into FreeBSD development."
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RE[4]: maybe its the license
by vodoomoth on Tue 8th Mar 2011 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: maybe its the license"
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

Other than that, in order to have a clean, working FreeBSD desktop, you need to spend heck of a time to install stuff using the terminal, edit files, etc... To configure your D.E. and other things that take seconds on Windows or Linux. The Gnome default theme is old too...There is no working equivalent to Synaptic or Yast for FreeBSD. Ports and packages very often return errors when installing or compiling, and you need to ask for help on the FreeBSD forum.

Having had that exact experience just weeks ago, I totally understand this. And that's why I've chosen PC-BSD, not installed yet but I'm seeding the iso file.

On the Adobe Reader subject, aren't there X alternatives to it? On Vista, I replaced that memory hog with SumatraPDF; so far, it has had everything I needed and its automatic reloading of modified files is a useful feature. I guess there are open source pdf viewers that would work on FreeBSD?

And Opera on FreeBSD even faster than anything I could have imagined (despite being a long-time user on Windows and Linux on the same machine and the same network...) That's the point I loved the most :-)

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