Installation - More user friendly

Remko Lodder remko at
Sun Mar 7 13:07:02 PST 2004

The you know how it works stuff has a very good resource online
It teaches you from the basics through rather advanced stuff.

Like every OS you need to learn it, FreeBSD is robust and userfriendly
but not with the installation as you want it.. It requires you to
educate yourself a little bit.. {dont feel offended, don't mean it like

cheers :)


Kind regards,

Remko Lodder Dutch community for helping newcomers on the
hackerscene Dutch mirror of MRTG

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]Namens Jorn Argelo
Verzonden: zondag 7 maart 2004 22:02
Aan: dmturnbull at
CC: stable at; questions at
Onderwerp: Re: Installation - More user friendly

Well, basicly, most people I know don't like the graphical installations
like Red Hat and Mandrake. When I worked with Mandrake some time ago I
never chosed the graphical installation either ...

And as far as I know, FreeBSD isn't aiming as much to user
friendly-enviroments as Mandrake is. FreeBSD is an operating system you
need to take your time for, and you need to read the proper
documentation. FreeBSD is user friendly enough when you know how it
works (take the ports-tree for example), but it requires that the user
is willing to invest time in the Operating System.


On 3/7/2004, "Donald Turnbull" <dmturnbull at> wrote:

>Does the folks of FreeBSD has any plans to make installation more user
friendly for the newbie or the non-tech minded user for example like Red Hat
or Mandrake Linux installation? The point for technology is to make people
lives easier right?
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