> As I said, don't apologize for using an OS that matches your needs > better than FreeBSD. Just don't assume that everyone's needs are > the same as yours, and we would all be spending less time tinkering > with Ubuntu, or even FreeBSD for that matter.
This is an exceptionally good point. I use Windows on my workstation at work. 90% of our servers run FreeBSD. In the past, I have run into issues using particular software with FreeBSD at home, so I just ran Windows. Since I rarely use a PC when I'm at home, and it's more for the kids/wife, I recently acquired a new PC for my home environment from a corporation that had no OS on it. I knew FreeBSD would not do the job in it's entirety (none of my FBSD boxes have anything resembling a GUI near it), so I tried Ubuntu. Looks great, the GUI comes up perfectly right after install. Personally though, the only thing I have a hard time with is commands aren't in the *right* place, or missing entirely. Same for config files etc. (CLI obviously). Not only that, there are specific tasks that I want to do via GUI, but you (OP) like I, have not the time to figure it out. The entire issue comes down to what works for *YOU*. Does FBSD do what you need, and also satisfy the requirements for everyone else who will use it? If not, does Windows? I didn't go with Windows, because I am certain I can have our home PC do what my family needs it to do with something else. However, that said, if it comes down to it, and I have to fudge too much longer to make it just work, then yes, Windows it is, and I will begrudgingly go purchase another license. If you don't have time to get one OS working properly to your requirements, then go for one that you know will work globally in your environment. Your original post stated: "Sadly, I need to get an OS that my wife would be more comfortable using and that wouldn't be as time-comsuming to make it more comfortable for her." ...how 'bout you ask HER what SHE wants here? By reviewing the thread, you are busy on the road working, so if she feels a license for Windows is the answer, then you are obviously busy enough with work to justify the cost to offset the lost time in implementing something else...right? Steve _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"