my thoughts on FreeBSD
kitsune at gmx.co.uk
Tue Mar 2 19:37:23 PST 2004
On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 05:00:15 +0200 (EET)
Narvi <narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Scott I. Remick wrote:
> > --- Matt Jarjoura <matt at tasonline.com> wrote:
> > > A) RedHat and SUSE both have GUI installers. -- Honestly, how
> > > important is it that FreeBSD remain a TUI-only menu based
> > > installation-?? Sure it's simple, but screen-shots of it sure
> > > don't appear appetizing to ISPs in a 2 week window.
> > Actually, it's important for 3 reasons:
> > 1) Compatibility. You can't even depend on 640x480 working on
> > every piece of hardware you might wish to install FreeBSD on. Some
> > embedded applications can't do any graphics.
> this is not an argument against GUI installer, but simply keeping
> another way open.
Actually this is a arguement against using it as a defualt...
> > 2) Speed. I'm still rather green w/ FreeBSD compared to many, but
> > I can fly through the FreeBSD setup in just a few mins.
> you could teh same with a gui installer on anything - gui speed is
> really unliekly to be an issue.
If GUI is going to be on the defualt install disk it should come up as
giving an option of either gui or text...
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