On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 03:41:11PM -0800, probsd org wrote:
> I'm a long time proponent of FreeBSD as a server. For a long time I've really
> wanted a FreeBSD system as a desktop. So, I decided to install the FreeBSD
> 6.2 and compile xorg, gnome, mozilla, etc... to give it a whirl.
> For anyone reading this, who wants the same thing.
> DO NOT DO IT. Nothing works. java is borked, mozilla and firefox are
> borked, gnome is ify.... ugh.
> Just dont do it. As a server, I highly recommend it... but it isn't ready
> for the desktop.
I have been using FreeBSD desktop since 5.1. I have three
desktops, two have recently been upgraded with 6.1. I don't use java,
so I can't tell you about that one. In the past I have used mozilla,
then migrated over to firefox. I am currently using opera. I have used
both KDE and Gnome, but I like something more light-weight, so I
use Fluxbox. If you didn't like gnome, there others you could try.
Just look in the /usr/ports/x11-wm/ directory.
Perhaps it is the 6.2 that is giving you so much trouble.
Why don't you give 6.1 a try.
FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386
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