On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM, Alfred Perlstein <bri...@mu.org> wrote:
> You're right on the money, to be honest this is one of the reasons why > I've switched to using OSX as my desktop OS. > > zsh, vim, screen by default. and upgrades work. At the end of the day > I'm spending time doing work, not mucking about my workspace to make it > usable for development. > > I think this was brought up at BSDCan in the discussion about making > FreeBSD a more featured development platform. > > Speaking of... has anyone tried PCBSD? PC-BSD isn't much different from FreeBSD. The installer is GUI and support ZFS, there are some GUI setup tools on first boot for X, there are some GUI tools to select binary drivers for X, and there are working pkgng repos available. I had a lot of issues with PC-BSD 9.0 and 9.1 as I was trying to do things "the FreeBSD way" which broke a lot of things that were done "the PC-BSD way" (aka don't manually edit config files used for booting). Switching to the "rolling-release" (aka PC-BSD 9-STABLE) and moving all my config file edits into <filename>.conf.local fixed my issues. Things have been running smooth, and I finally understand the beauty and simplicity of freebsd-update + pkg. OS gets updated once per month, packages get updated twice per month, no more compiling things from source. It's like using Ubuntu/Debian but with the power and features of FreeBSD. :) -- Freddie Cash fjwc...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"