FBSD or PCBSD?
williamkow at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 05:50:49 PST 2008
The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List
Both DesktopBSD & PC-BSD are suitable for home users.
X Server (X.org/XFree.org)
- Memory consuming (but user friendly)
- use QT library but may not free
- Very suitable for home users - full multimedia support (eg. good CD
- Highly customisable for window environment settings.
- Efficient memory usage (simple & fast)
- uses Gtk library, is free & part of GNU project (http://www.gtk.org/)
- major enterprise linux distributions (Redhat, Suse, Fedora, Debian,
- Highest distribution due to popularity of Ubuntu
KDE vs. GNOME, Which is better ?
Which Has the Best Applications? KDE or GNOME
Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> I have a basic Acer Aspire with Vista on it but I am very unhappy
> about the speed of work on it. I do not want to wipe out MS system (at
> least not yet) but would like to give FreeBSD or PCBSD a try.
> 1. Am I safe by installing FreeBSD alongside Vista? Will the
> installation not destroy MS system?
> 2. I have installed FreeBSD a few times but only with console access,
> never with X windows. Would it be better to install PCBSD on the Acer
> machine? I have never configured X windows and not sure how long it
> could take with FreeBSD (actually I mean things like Gnome or KDE).
> 3. The wi-fi card is probably Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Any
> chance such wireless card will be supported by FreeBSD or PCBSD?
> Which is a better solution for a home user?
> Thank you very much for your practical recommendations!
> Zbigniew Szalbot
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