Suitability question

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Dec 18 22:42:33 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 04:25:51PM -0500, Patrick Baldwin wrote:
> Usually I'm asking questions for work related things.  This one is more 
> personal.
> My father has this tendency to end up wrecking his computer if he uses 
> the Internet
> much.  Computers are basically magic boxes to him, so education is of 
> limited usefulness
> here.
> I'm thinking I might be best of trying to built him a really 
> locked-down, high security
> box, almost an Internet appliance.  All he really does is use the Web, 
> and a little
> light word processing.
> What do people think of FreeBSD as the base OS for this idea?  

In general, I think FreeBSD is an *excellent* choice for this.  You
should consider specifics of your particular case, of course, but based
on what you said I see no reason that FreeBSD shouldn't meet your needs
exceedingly well.

Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: ]
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