FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Jamie jamie at
Sun May 20 17:07:06 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 07:20:18PM -0400, Vance Siemens 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.

Personally, I wouldn't like that. A good text UI with a menu is perfect,
it works over terminals. It's perfect for server environments. 

If anything, I should think remote access should be improved.

When I want the GUI operating system that "just works" at the expense
of forcing me to do everything their way, I use ubuntu. 

Ubuntu is a toy, suitable for watching videos, browsing and doing email. It
does a pretty good job of that, whats the point of trying to out-do them
in the toy department?

I suppose if they had to do it, a browser based install would be cool. Then you
could spend most of your time trying to get the network settings working so the
browser would work. :-)

The real problem, as I see it, is public perception. I see people using
toys like ubuntu for servers, proclaiming "linux is good for servers" and 
thats just silly. (but it is the popular opinion) 

Linux (especially ubuntu) isn't particularly wonderful for most servers.


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