Is my hard ware sufficient?

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Wed Feb 20 12:31:21 UTC 2008


Lone Wolf wrote:
> Thank you for explanation :)
> So, if GNOME/KDE can be installed on FreeBSD, what are the advantages of BSD-based desktop systems like DesktopBSD/PC-BSD over FreeBSD?
> just the graphical installer?

those projects make FreeBSD easier to install and administer.

I never tried one of them. Friends did but faced later smaller problems. 
They all could be solved the FreeBSD way.

So, staying with FreeBSD gives the advantage of working with the real 
thing and the disadvantage of handling more complex matters in real 
strange ways. It is all so simple for people working with FreeBSD since 
years but it looks strange for people coming from different professions ...

> Erich Dollansky <oceanare at> wrote: Hi,
> Lone Wolf wrote:
>>>> It is not bundled.  Almost nothing is bundled.
>> But it is available in ports and installing it is one of the
>> special options during a standard installtion.
> it is an option depending on your installation menthod.
>> Please correct me if I'm wrong:
>> GNOME (or KDE) in included in FreeBSD downloaded file but it isn't installed by default, but it can be installed during installation process if I want to.
>> If I'm wrong, does this mean that I have to connect to Internet during FreeBSD installation?
>> Thanks.
> There are several ways to install FreeBSD.
> The simplest would be the download of an ISO image of for the first CD, 
> burn it and boot the machine with it.
> You can then install all packages from the CD without an Internet 
> connection.
> Normally, all the things needed to have a decent computer are on this 
> CD. GNOME was earlier always included.
> After FreeBSD is up and running, you can install the ports system and 
> install any program from the ports collection via an Internet connection.
> Erich
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