FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Thu Sep 4 02:56:20 UTC 2008

Google for freesbie, or perhaps PC-BSD

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Dan Allen <danallen46 at> 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 have been a FreeBSD user/builder for more than a decade because of
> /usr/src/make - complete sources and a beautiful build system, but I must
> admit that Ubuntu has done a great job of modern hardware detection and
> providing a nice useable system out of the box.  I wish we could join both
> worlds in a future BSD release.  (I crashed Ubuntu 8.04 in the first day so
> I still prefer BSD to Linux.)
> Also, and I am sure I am not the only one with one of these, my new $500
> Dell Inspiron 1525 is not supported well by BSD RELENG_7: the Intel 4965
> wireless and the Marvell 88E80xx Ethernet are both NOT supported so I have a
> great new laptop which cannot connect to the outside world with BSD.  :-(
>  Ubuntu supports these and lots more.
> 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
> Dan Allen
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