FreeBSD on disc

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Sun May 11 16:35:20 UTC 2014

On Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:22 -0500, Matthew Pherigo wrote:

> It sounds like you'd be happier with PC-BSD:
> PC-BSD is a desktop-focused version of FreeBSD with a lot of cool
> features. FreeBSD itself primarily targets servers (which is why it
> doesn't come with a gui by default), so you may have a better experience
> with PC-BSD.

Doubtless you are right in the case of the OP here, but for the benefit 
of others who may be lurking, I am running FreeBSD quite happily here on 
a low-end laptop, with LXDE, XDM and a wireless connection to the home 
router. It is extremely lean, robust and performant.

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