Easiest desktop BSD distro
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Mar 29 21:41:36 UTC 2011
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 02:23:48PM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth William Brown on Wednesday, 30 March 2011:
> > On 30/03/2011, at 07:15, Chip Camden wrote:
> > >> So what do you recommend as my first desktop BSD distro? What desktop BSD distro is so easy to use that even Paris Hilton or Jessica "Chicken of the Sea" Simpson can handle it?
> > >
> > > To each their own, but I wouldn't want a system that Paris Hilton could
> > > handle any more than I'd want a vehicle that a four-year-old can drive.
> > There is something to be said for the keep it simple principle however.
> Yes, but "keep it simple" need not mean "do everything for you." Often,
> a simpler design means more choices, and more choices means more
> responsibility and more steps to completion.
But often better eventual results.
Just a nit here -- I would think of BSD as less cluttered
rather than simpler.
Those that have all the extra built-ins with no thinking required
tend to be more complicated, not simpler. They just cover it up
by allowing fewer choices -- as you imply above.
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