Convince me, please!

Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri almarrie at
Thu Aug 9 10:15:12 PDT 2007

On 8/9/07, Latitude <robertjx at> 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
Arab Portal

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