Daemon's Advocate article

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 1 16:34:07 PST 2004

On Monday,  1 March 2004 at 15:19:06 -0600, Vulpes Velox wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 11:09:33 -0800
> Johnson David <DavidJohnson at Siemens.com> wrote:
>> On Sunday 29 February 2004 02:21 pm, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
>>> http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200402/dadvocate.html
>>> I found the article very interesting.
>>> What do you all think?  What is being done to keep BSD from ending
>>> up where Greg says it might be going - suitable only for
>>> developers?
>> What is being done? Nothing. I get the impression that no one "in
>> charge" is the slightest bit concerned about the FreeBSD user. This
>> is most notable on the desktop side, but it extends to any user.
>> There's this attitude that if you want something in FreeBSD, you
>> must do it yourself.
> :/  The big problem is there is needed a desktop distro... and a good
> gtk+ front end to the ports, rc.conf, and sysctl.
> /me will begin work on this probally when he has time, but has been
> meaning to get around to it for awhile but has had massive time
> problems...

You might like to look at the instant-workstation port.  That was an
attempt I made a couple of years ago to sort out this situation.

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