Modern FreeBSD Installer?
beni at brinckman.info
Sun Apr 26 15:07:03 UTC 2009
On Sunday 26 April 2009 16:23:58 Rolf G Nielsen wrote:
> Glen Barber wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Wojciech Puchar
> > <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> >>> software installation CPU/RAM needs), run the dialog(3) interface. If
> >>> it's
> >>> a fast 686, default to a X environment.
> >> nonsense. please stop this stupid discussion at all.
> >> just use linux or windows (maybe PC-BSD) if it's important for you.
> > This discussion is not about Linux or Windows. It is about a
> > graphical installer. If you are not going to contribute anything
> > useful to the discussion, close your email client.
> And why is a graphical installer needed or even wanted? As several
> people, including, I believe, Wojciech, pointed out, it would just make
> the installation process slower without adding anything useful to
> functionality. Concentrate on function and flexibility instead of eye
> candy. And I tend to agree with Polyptron about language. I have several
> friends who wouldn't dream of using a system that's English only. Simply
> because they do not understand it well enough.
Why should a graphical installer have less functionality ? And what is wrong
with some eye candy ? Guys, please, wake up, we don't live in the 70's anymore
! I'm using pc-bsd. Why ? Cause of the easy and nice installer. It's as simple
And before anyone says "do it yourself", "get a sponsor" or something down
those lines : if it is all about choice, why not give the people/user the
choice ? Now I don't have any choice : sysinstall or pc-bsd...
I'm for both : text and graphical :-)
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