installing freebsd on windows

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Thu Mar 26 16:39:48 PDT 2009

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> PC-BSD        ===>
>> DesktopBSD    ===>
>> And PC-BSD even provides an installer (PBI) that makes "Windows"
>> users feel at home: Download something from the web manually,
>> then click "next, next, next, finish" and have an application
>> installed. :-)
> even more - it's even as slow and messy as windows. no idea about 
> stability - possibly it's better.
> personally - i've tried once PC-BSD, removed it one hour after installing.
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It's certainly not slow and messy here. I installed PCBSD a couple of 
months ago after a few years of rolling my own desktop and I love it. On 
reasonable spec hardware it runs very well, the developers have done an 
excellent job and it's really come of age recently. I now spend almost 
zero time maintaining and tweaking my computer (apart from from some 
laptop acpi teething troubles). I used to keep Windows XP handy for a 
diminishing number of things, now it is truly redundant.

It's personal choice not a hard and fast rule. Everyone has different 
circumstances. If I was using old hardware, as I think you do, I would 
probably think differently but on this 2GHz 1GB ram machine it's great, 
and I still have FreeBSD underneath to play with if I want.


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