james at tunasafedolphin.org
Tue Oct 12 19:59:31 PDT 2004
Sorry about that (not really), but Mac Mail places the reply at the
top. Maybe I should use a Leet mail prog like yourself.
On Oct 12, 2004, at 6:08 PM, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> Geez, another top poster who mangles the flow of the thread!!
>> Personally, I think the FreeBSD install is incredibly simple. It
>> could not be easier, but if you want one that is, try DragonFlyBSD.
>> install of that is very, very simple, but you may run into issues with
>> certain software packages.
>> On Oct 12, 2004, at 5:45 PM, Jerry McAllister wrote:
>>>> Dear Friends : I'm a Linux user since 1,999 and I'm really
>>>> start FreeBSD. OK, it's a new system, different versions and so on.
>>>> experience with computers started with Basic, after MS-DOS, Windows
>>>> Linux. When I tried Linux, 5 years-ago, partitions, kde, window
>>>> and many of them, were only words. My first fear, was erase my HD. I
>>>> it many times, but I knew how to start again or recover. I'm writing
>>>> these things, cause in these years using Linux, I saw a big
>>>> specially the installer. Mandrake, Red Hat, Fedora, Slackware and
>>>> another, made a goob job and you can do it , almost without
>>>> But, when I tried FreeBSD installer, I remembered Debian, the worst
>>>> installer ! Probably another distributions, like Knoppix, Kurumin ,
>>>> Gnoppix to name a few, trying to make the life user easiest ! My
>>>> experience with FreeBSD, was 5.0, with a PC Master, brazilian
>>>> After many tries, a XFree86 error, when I typed startx, disappointed
>>>> again and, I forgot it... On the last month, I downloaded the 2 CDs,
>>>> 5.2.1, and, the same installer, errors, infinite loops... very
>>>> disappointing ! I tried many lists, and with some support,to resolve
>>>> not, the problems. Again, I format my system and, here I am, with
>>>> Windows (mainly for games and a problematic usb scanner) and Linux.
>>>> need a more stable system. Many people talked me very good about
>>>> FreeBSD. For me, until now , the biggest deception ! Please, I don't
>>>> know the FreeBSD objectives, but if you would like that more and
>>>> people can use it, CHANGE this installer. Confuse , in one word !
>>>> Disappointing ! I tried standard, express, custom , all packages,
>>>> minimum, all kind of ways... I can't understand a looped install.
>>>> 2 hours after, an error... My video card is recognized , but when
>>>> did post-install, not ! You tried many XFrre86 configs and not....
>>>> something happens and finally you can start KDE or GNOME or another,
>>>> DHCP don't run and so on. Please change this installer and trying to
>>>> better hardware and network configuration ! Until this, I'll never
>>>> FreeBSD again ! Sincerely, Newton - Curitiba - Brazil
>>> The nice thing about the installer is that it works.
>>> Too bad you will be cutting yourself off from a good system
>>> because you will not take the time to learn it.
>>> You miss so much in life.
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