Latitude wrote:
I'm interested in changing over to FreeBSD from Windows, but I'll have
to say, you guys don't really present a forceful argument to Windows
users of how easy the switch may be.  I get knee-deep in FreeBSD jargon
the second I get to your webpage. I need to see an overwhelming argument
that FreeBSD is a perfectly acceptable alternative for home desktop
users who have previously known only Windows.

For instance, if I download and install FreeBSD, will I instantly have a
desktop windowing environment that I can navigate in while I figure out
what's going on?  Will I have a browser and way to setup an internet
connection right off the bat?  How will I migrate files from other
operating systems?

I understand you guys have been around for a while, but you don't seem
to understand the monumental "fear" involved in switching operating
systems.  You need to address those concerns head on from the start.  I
need to see several screenshots of apps that I can use as alternatives
to what I have.

Help me (and yourselves) out.

I think you are confused, this is not a contest.

If you would like to try FreeBSD as a desktop, there are lots of helpful, friendly, knowledgeable folks here waiting to lend you a hand. If you throw down a gauntlet, all you will do is mess up a really nice glove, it will get stepped on a lot by all the FreeBSD users who don't care.


Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.
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