To whom it may concern : We, among the few advanced FreeBSD users of Thailand, have been using FreeBSD, Desktop mode (with the emphasis on Desktop) for quite sometime. As you may know copyright infringement is a concern in countries like Thailand. In order to avoid such problems, we think using FreeBSD will help. Seeing that the latest FreeBSD version, running in desktop mode is quite stable, a few users myself included, have been using it in the office.
We would like to expand our user base in Thailand. Particular problems popped up among the newbies when they start to install, ie, unsucessful installation due to incomplete software in the CD disk (cd error) or an error during port installation (can't find dependency files). In addition, due to the majority of users still using low speed modem, this has created a significant hinderance and discouragement when errors occured due to failure to find dependency files (not FreeBSD's fault though). The other problem is the language problem, since we are not an english speaking country, a lot of users have problems with the manual. As a result, we would like to create a setup FreeBSD CD for desktop users similar to those done in with PC-BSD or DragonFly disks. In addition we will try to add thai language instructions in this special distribution. Since we have never taken on this kind of task before, we would like to ask if any party in charge from FreeBSD organization or anyone else has any suggestion regarding a setup disk similar to the above mentioned distros. So we can begin by distributing to the new users in Thailand for now. We hope that they learn to use this easy-use limited version, and with more experience they will grow to use a full FreeBSD user later on. The plan is to include in the CD only OS & the basic application software deemed necessary ( such as apache, php etc.) for starters so they can be up and running FreeBSD. If there are any step-by-step instructions or person from whom we can get some help, we would be grateful. Attached are our captured screens showing what we have been using and doing. There is an on going project, trying to translate the FreeBSD handbook into thai (http://www.thai-aec.org/misc/handbook/index.html) Although it is a long way to completion. We hope this is compatible with FreeBSD distribution policies. Again, thanks for any advice and information. Regards Mr. Prasert Tuntiwaraporn Bangkok, Thailand 10500 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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