FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Oleg Moskalenko oleg.moskalenko at
Fri May 18 20:21:02 UTC 2012

Its not that bad. PCBSD (with FreeBSD 9.0 inside) has a relatively decent GUI setup, with several viable GUI choices.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-current at [mailto:owner-freebsd-current at] On Behalf Of Hamell, Rick (SPARQ)
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:23 PM
To: Vance Siemens
Cc: Dag-Erling Smørgrav; freebsd-current at; freebsd-chat at; Vincent Hoffman
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

What, 8bit color ANSI isn't GUI enough?

But seriously, it feels like it works even worse then it did a decade ago. 

Rick Hamell
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On May 17, 2012, at 4:20 PM, "Vance Siemens" <vance.siemens at> wrote:

> Eh, sorry. I got excited at the prospect of downloading FreeBSD from 
> the App Store and having the installer "just work" in a modern GUI.
> You have to admit, FreeBSD is lacking in this area. It would be a 
> boon.
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> wrote:
>> Vance Siemens <vance.siemens at> writes:
>>> Can you share a brief overview of what's wrong with it?
>> Umm, it's about as factual as The Onion, except not as funny.  
>> FreeBSD never had to "jettison two thirds of its code base and start 
>> from scratch".  Apple is not involved in FreeBSD development.  No Mac 
>> OS X or Darwin version "includes" FreeBSD.  FreeBSD and Mac OS X will 
>> never merge.  FreeBSD was never acquired by WinDriver Systems or by 
>> anyone else, although a company named WindRiver Systems (makers of 
>> the embedded operating system VxWorks, not of Windows video drivers) 
>> did at one point acquire BSDI, which had previously acquired Walnut 
>> Creek CD-ROM, which was heavily involved in the early history of both 
>> FreeBSD and Slackware Linux.  The remains of Walnut Creek CD-ROM and 
>> BSDI are now known as FreeBSD Mall and iXsystems (of PC-BSD and FreeNAS fame).
>> DES
>> --
>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at
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