On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 01:03:59AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > >It's certainly not slow and messy here. I installed PCBSD a couple of > >months ago after a few years of rolling my own desktop and I love it. On > >reasonable spec hardware it runs very well, the developers have done an > >excellent job > > of course. windows vista runs well too on overmuscled hardware.
No it doesn't. It doesn't run well on any hardware because it's got things like a file manager that is broken for all intents and purposes. No virtual desktops, undocumented shell etc. > > Just i don't understand the idea of wasting the power of good hardware > just to waste. IMO, making the user experience a little less daunting is a good use of hardware. Saying that, I've introduced my nephew (age 14) to FreeBSD proper. He made good progress and managed to build himself a PC (with some brief written instructions from me) and to install but came unstuck on an unsupported video card and lack of a decent 'net connection. But I'll fix him up when I go out to Oz later this year by which time he should have broadband. I wanted him to have a sound understanding of the fundamentals and how everything fits together. I don't think PC-BSD would have done that. But a copy of FreeBSD 7.0 (downloaded at school), a book on vim and a book on ksh should give him a good start to computing nirvana ;) Sorry if I've strayed off-topic. Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"