latest install DVD

Dale Scott dalescott at
Thu Jun 25 22:02:12 UTC 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at] On Behalf Of jd1008
> Sent: June 25, 2015 3:20 PM
> To: FreeBSD Users
> Subject: latest install DVD
> A friend asks if the latest fbsd installation DVD will also install
> Destops (like Gnome, Mate, lxde, ...etc) for him to try out, along with
the gui
> apps like thunderbird, firefox, smplayer , .... etc.

Your friend might want to consider the PC-BSD "distribution" of FreeBSD. The
PC-BSD gang concentrate on a solid desktop experience, and the apps in their
app store generally just work (but make sure your system hardware is
supported by FreeBSD though, especially laptops). An potential chicken&egg
issue is that you may have to install PC-BSD first in order to browse the
available apps (in the PC-BSD "AppCafe(R)").

Good luck!

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