why BSDs got no love (Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav)

Mike Bybee mike.bybee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 14:34:38 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 5:00 AM,  <freebsd-advocacy-request at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:04:21 +0100
> From: Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav <des at des.no>
> Subject: Re: why BSDs got no love
> To: Han Hwei Woo <hhw at pce-net.com>
> Cc: freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org
> Message-ID: <864onrkr3e.fsf at ds4.des.no>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
> Han Hwei Woo <hhw at pce-net.com> writes:
>> 2. There is a live CD.
>> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/8.0/8.0-RELEASE-i386-livefs.iso
> That's a misnomer.  For all practical purposes, there is no difference
> between livefs and disc1 except for the lack of packages.  When people
> download something called a "live CD", they expect a CD that will boot a
> fully functional desktop, with an option to run the installer.
> --
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

The PC-BSD 8.0 Alpha has a full standard LiveCD mode. It boots to a
totally normal fully functional desktop, just the same as Ubuntu,
Fedora, etc.

Mike Bybee

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