Convince me, please!
Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
almarrie at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 10:15:12 PDT 2007
On 8/9/07, Latitude <robertjx at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in changing over to FreeBSD from Windows, but I'll have
> to say, you guys don't really present a forceful argument to Windows
> users of how easy the switch may be. I get knee-deep in FreeBSD jargon
> the second I get to your webpage. I need to see an overwhelming argument
> that FreeBSD is a perfectly acceptable alternative for home desktop
> users who have previously known only Windows.
> For instance, if I download and install FreeBSD, will I instantly have a
> desktop windowing environment that I can navigate in while I figure out
> what's going on? Will I have a browser and way to setup an internet
> connection right off the bat? How will I migrate files from other
> operating systems?
> I understand you guys have been around for a while, but you don't seem
> to understand the monumental "fear" involved in switching operating
> systems. You need to address those concerns head on from the start. I
> need to see several screenshots of apps that I can use as alternatives
> to what I have.
> Help me (and yourselves) out.
> "In a time of universal deceit,
> telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
> -George Orwell
Start with DesktopBSD 1.6 since it's closer to FreeBSD than PC-BSD if
you need to learn FreeBSD more.
-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
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