FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Scott Lambert lambert at
Thu Sep 4 19:22:34 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 11:20:53PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 03:01:48PM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> > On 3 Sep 2008, at 1:53 PM, Guido Falsi wrote:
> >> If you just want na instant workstation, why you just don't try  
> >> Freesbie or something like that?
> >
> > Because I want something from the source -- from the main team -- and  
> > not something downstream.
> I think what you might be looking for is, believe it or not, PC-BSD.  I
> believe you can install PC-BSD and get a working X desktop with a
> browser and all that jazz right out of the box.

Don't forget DesktopBSD.  I'm not a big user of PC-BSD or DesktopBSD.
My desktop operating system is Mac OS X.  My servers are FreeBSD

Howeever, it is my understanding, from what I've read, that DesktopBSD
tries to stay closer to "the source" in that they use the ports
collection to install most of the "make it easier for end-users" stuff.
They seem to have an installer and some extra ports.  That may give you
more of the warm fuzzies than PC-BSD.

Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
lambert at

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