racerx at makeworld.com
Sun Feb 13 19:12:14 GMT 2005
Len Zettel wrote:
> I am looking for a desktop environment to run
> with freebsd. I will be the sole user.
> graphical ftp client
> spreadsheet package capable of handling .xls files
> word processor capable of handling .doc files
> ability to handle email
> web browser.
> Given the above, the winner will be the one whose
> ins and outs are the easiest to master thoroughly - likely a
> tradeoff between simplicity of design and implementation
> and thoroughness of documentation.
> I have been in the computer biz since 1962 and have
> been paid to program in C, BASIC, and Forth, among
> others. I have been notorious for reading manuals.
For a WindowManager: If you want a Windows-is feel
Graphical FTP Client:
Gftp (My personal choice)
SpeadSheet and Word Proc:
K-Office (KDE & Gnome)
Abu-Word for word proc.
Thunderbird (Personal choice)
Evolution (For that Outlook feel etc.)
Firefox (My personal choice)
Opera (a fine browser - would be my 2nd choice)
There are others - check /usr/ports
Simple jobs always get put off because there will be
time to do them later.
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