Can I use FreeBSD as a desktop system?

Raimo Niskanen raimo+freebsd at
Thu Jul 20 07:23:37 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 06:41:36AM +0200, David Gruhk wrote:
> On 17.07.18Tue 23:32, SOUL_OF_ROOT 55 wrote:
> > Can I use FreeBSD as a desktop system?
> FreeBSD has a big advantage compared with NetBSD and OpenBSD:
> 3 month long supporting binary packages,
> where you get only security and bug fix (quarterly branch).

Sorry to feed the OP troll, but I have to correct/expand on that:  If you use
OpenBSD and (free) openup from M:Tier <> you get max
1 year (preferably 6 months then upgrade to the next release) of binary security
patched base system and packages for the latest and previous releases.

> Of course it would be better more months, or overlapping the quarterly packages,
> but at the moment the project missing human resources.


/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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