ean at hedron.org
Sun Feb 13 21:32:08 GMT 2005
On February 13, 2005 08:18 am, Len Zettel wrote:
> I am looking for a desktop environment to run
> with freebsd. I will be the sole user.
> graphical ftp client
> spreadsheet package capable of handling .xls files
> word processor capable of handling .doc files
> ability to handle email
> web browser.
KDE has all that you want in the full install and is pretty easy to install.
I haven't tried it in a long time but I believe that Gnome would also satisfy
As another poster suggested, you may want to add OpenOffice to handle the .xls
and .doc files. It is a bit better at handling them than KOffice (which comes
You may also want to consider installing Firefox or the generic Mozilla
browser. Konqueror (the browser supplied with KDE) is a little bit different
than the Mozilla group and sometimes a website will not render well in
Konqueror but does in Mozilla/Firefox (sometimes it is the other way around
> Given the above, the winner will be the one whose
> ins and outs are the easiest to master thoroughly - likely a
> tradeoff between simplicity of design and implementation
> and thoroughness of documentation.
> I have been in the computer biz since 1962 and have
> been paid to program in C, BASIC, and Forth, among
> others. I have been notorious for reading manuals.
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