freebsd vs. netbsd

Jerry jerry at
Tue Jun 9 10:05:11 UTC 2020

On Mon, 8 Jun 2020 21:21:05 -0500, Valeri Galtsev commented:
>> On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:56 PM, Wesley <wesley at> wrote:
>> May I ask a question, is it possible for freeBSD community to
>> develop a nice GUI like Mac OSX? current opensource desktop like KDE
>> is not behaving as well as OSX in my opinion. 
>This nice GUI like MacOS’s is not necessarily nice in everybody’s
>opinion. I for one would prefer Mate Desktop. There are several
>different DEs (Desktop Environments) which I may not like as I didn’t
>blend into iPad generation, but that may be considered quite
>comparable to MacOS’s one. Still, compared to MS Widows MacOS's is
>nicer (my subjective opinion), yet still there is one thing about both
>of them: you can not choose “dock area” on left, on right (speaking
>about MS Windows), and you can not remove Apple top bar (“top is
>reserved for mighty Apple…”). So, Xwindow based DEs cover much wider
>spectrum of tastes IMHO. 
>But if there is something specific you are after, you can try to
>describe it, and I bet with so many Experts on this list, you can hear
>viable advise.
>> Thanks.
>> Valeri Galtsev wrote:  
>>> MacOS departs farther and farther away from BSD… so some time ago I
>>> scratched MacOS from my list of “UNIXes”. Administering server on
>>> MacOS became unbearable for me. I still tell all Mac laptop owners:
>>> the beauty of MacOS is that you have nice GUI, and UNIX under the
>>> hood.  

Valeri, are you sure about that 'docking on left' statement. I have
read several articles on exactly how to do it in Win 10. I am not sure
about older versions though.

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