7.2 RELEASE ? Buggy as hell

Freminlins freminlins at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 23:19:40 UTC 2009

2009/7/30 Mel Flynn
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> You should really be using PCBSD if you want a packaged desktop system, for
> which the developers claim responsibility and for which much (if not all)
> of
> the configuration has been done for you.

I disagree with that. It even says on the FreeBSD web site "FreeBSD® is an
advanced operating system for modern server, desktop...".
I have used FreeBSD on the desktop for about 6 years (but not yet running
7.2). It has mostly been a pleasure. I didn't like it when X was changed to
individual packages, as it now takes considerably longer to install. And the
output from pkg_info takes correspondingly longer to search through. It also
installs two scripting languages (Perl and Python). I haven't had a problem
configuring X for years.
If something has changed which then causes problems to end users, then that
is not good. And it's no good telling people "use PCBSD" or something else.
That's not what we want. We want to use FreeBSD on the desktop.
Don't try and put people off using FreeBSD. It would be much better to help
them resolves the problems they are having.

> --
> Mel



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