mags at oniduo.pt
Sat Dec 24 08:27:21 PST 2005
On Sat, 2005-12-24 at 07:34 -0800, Danial Thom wrote:
> --- "Michael C. Shultz" <ringworm01 at gmail.com>
> > On Saturday 24 December 2005 06:54, Daniel A.
> > wrote:
> > > Hi Andy,
> > >
> > > I am sorry for the trouble you have had with
> > Windows XP.
> > >
> > > I suggest that you use Linux, as FreeBSD
> > really is not targeted at
> > > people who want to use graphical user
> > interfaces.
> > In a few key areas FreeBSD is a better desktop
> > OS than Linux: Easier to keep
> > the kernel/world and installed ports up to date
> > for example without having
> > to resort to the microsoft/Linux fixall method
> > of removing and reinstalling
> > everything every now and again. Your opinion
> > is correct IMO that FreeBSD
> > managers put most emphasis on FreeBSD as a
> > server and little as a desktop.
> > My guess is because donations(cash) and
> > hardware support for developers
> > come from people who want servers while people
> > who want a desktop OS tend to
> > donate squat....
> > > The linux developers really have been trying
> > to make a valuable
> > > replacement for Windows, as they somehow have
> > experienced the same
> > > issues with Windows (And Microsoft products
> > in general) that you have.
> > >
> > > One Linux distribution in particular that I
> > think you might like, is
> > > Ubuntu. You can download it at
> > http://www.ubuntulinux.org/, or order a
> > > CD (Free shipping, free CD, you pay nothing).
> > Advertising Linux in a FreeBSD mailing list?
> > Sounds like you may have more of
> > axe to grind against the FreeBSD management
> > folk than a desire to offer sound
> > advice....
> > -Mike
> Why not just tell the truth, which is that
> Windows XP is the best that you can do for the
Well, that's your opinion. For me, FreeBSD is a much better desktop than
Windows -- it runs solid and fast and enables me to be more productive
in my work. Of course, what is good for me might not be so good for
someone else, I guess it depends on your needs.
Some Linux distros are much easier to setup than FreeBSD, so they might
be a more recommendable desktop for someone with less technical
Miguel Saturnino <mags at oniduo.pt>
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