FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Guido Falsi mad at
Wed Sep 3 19:54:09 UTC 2008

Dan Allen wrote:
> A few years ago one could get a FreeBSD CD and install X and get a 
> decent basic system from one CD.
> One can still do this with Ubuntu today as well.
> Why can't we have a small window manager like icewm along with Firefox 
> 3.0+ be among the packages on the first FreeBSD CD so a basic working 
> system with a web browser can be a default install?  Is it that is 
> now too big?
> I would like to see FreeBSD 7.1 add to its disc1:
> 1)
> 2) icewm
> 3) firefox-3.0
> 4) support for Intel 4965 wireless drivers
> 5) support for Marvell 88E8040 ethernet driver

If you just want na instant workstation, why you just don't try Freesbie 
or something like that?

If I install FreeBSD on a PC I expect this installation to live there 
for some years. I can spend some hours/days installing and configuring 
what I really need. At least this is the way I see it. Maybe I'm 
misunderstanding you.

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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