FreeBSD Transition Questions.
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 07:51:45 PST 2009
Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> Well, over the past few days I have made the transition to FreeBSD (6.4)
> as the primary OS on my home computer. I am currently running GNOME as a
> desktop, and it seems to be running well. Indeed, I am using Thunderbird
> to write this email!
> I have a couple of questions regarding the transition:
> 1. Does there exist a port or package, a messenger program, that is
> compatible with Windoze Live Messenger? i.e. can I log in similar to
> live messenger and see my contacts and collaborate with them?
Pidgin is a nice GTK program that works well with Windows Live Message
> 2. Can I use any type of pictures for the desktop wallpaper? Where might
> I find some good wallpaper depicting the FreeBSD Daemon and Logo?
Take a look at http://www.freebsd.org/art.html
> 3. How does one add a device to the desktop as an icon? i.e. an external
> USB drive?
Take a look at http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/index.html. I'm sure it will
answer (or point you to) your Gnome related questions.
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