11 Hour Installs on KDE?

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Sat Jun 28 14:46:37 PDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 12:59:36PM -0800, Joe Pokupec wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Thanks for your input and explanations. Here's the part I don't understand
> (very simplistic view). Both machines previously had Red Hat 9 installed on
> them. I decided that I didn't want to pay Red Hat for their up2date feature
> on each machine and decided to go back to BSD with a GUI so I could go back
> to the trusty, and free ports feature(s)...
> RH9 took less than 15 minutes to install and boot for each machine. It has
> the Blue Wave GUI and I would imagine is pretty bloated as well. So, from
> this point of view, how can one OS take 15 minutes, while the other take 15
> hours (and counting)?

If you're willing to use FreeBSD's precompiled packages (which are
available on the CDs), the install time can take about 15-45 minutes as
well. FreeBSD packages are the equivalent for Redhat's RPMs; and can
be generated from the ports system.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>                    Once is dumb luck.
                                                 Twice is coincidence.
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