FreeBSD for the common man(or woman) (was: upgrade
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Thu Aug 6 13:08:33 UTC 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neal Hogan" <nealhogan at gmail.com>
To: "Jonathan McKeown" <j.mckeown at ru.ac.za>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD for the common man(or woman) (was: upgrade
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:56 AM, Jonathan McKeown<j.mckeown at ru.ac.za>
>> On Thursday 06 August 2009 09:43:47 Mark Stapper wrote:
>>> In light of this, I would really enjoy seeing a "Ubuntu" like movement
>>> in the FreeBSD corner.
>>> What I mean is that it would be nice for my mother to install and use
>>> To achieve this, there are two things that should be made easier:
>>> 1. Installing a basic desktop system(next to any currently installed OS)
>>> 2. Keeping the base system and ports up to date.
>>> And when I mean "easier" I mean it should be done without bothering the
>>> user unless you about to "rm -rf /" as root, so to say.
>> This is what a couple of projects are already doing. PC-BSD springs to
>> mind -
>> I can't remember what the other one is called.
DesktopBSD Project is dead for now...
>> PC-BSD is FreeBSD, pre-packaged with a usable desktop and its own
>> package manager.
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