FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Dan Allen danallen46 at
Wed Sep 3 22:43:48 UTC 2008

On 3 Sep 2008, at 3:11 PM, Steven Hartland wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Allen" <danallen46 at 
> >
>> I too spend the time.  I am thinking that for other people to want  
>> to  use FreeBSD they want something other than a command prompt.   
>> They at  least want a web browser out of the box.
> For some, but for others like ourselves here we really don't want all
> that bloat. One of the reasons we really like it is its perfect for
> server installs, no crap installed that you don't want :)

Agreed, but if you go back to earlier versions of FreeBSD they gave  
you an install option for just binaries, or binaries + sources, or  
binaries + sources + X Windows.

I am proposing something similar once again, but this time if would be  
enough of X, a small window manager, and Firefox so a basic windowing  
environment was able to be installed, from the CD, with a single  
choice.  I doubt many developers are really browsing the web all day  
with lynx.


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