On Sunday 26 April 2009 20:11:36 Neo [GC] wrote: > Just my two cents: > > Why a graphical installer? Shure, it looks nice, easy, modern and more > accessable (examples: Mac OS X, Vista), but on the other hand, for me > FreeBSD never was intended to be fancy, but to be functional.
What is wrong with fancy functional ? The two can go together I think. For you it may not be, but I would like it to be for me. And as to now, I don't have any choice : there is no fancy, easy, nice, modern and accessable installer. > The text mode installer: > - works on every PC, every graphics card, every screen, with serial > console, with ssh, with screenreader > - is easy enough for people who are able to use it after the installation > - doesn't need a mouse to be usable So why don't use a text mode for server and a GUI for desktop ? > FreeBSD isn't Linux/OSX/Windows, FreeBSD is not for users who want > eyecandy, FreeBSD is for professinals who want perfectly working > systems, who know how to edit .conf-files, which packages the need and > so on. (at least I think so) Oh so all those desktopusers with Gnome/KDE/... will gladly hear this ! As a desktopuser I can't be a professional who wants a perfectly working system ? Thanks. > IMHO, the biggest problem with graphical installers is that they just > don't work for everyone. For example, my last attempts to install Ubuntu > Linux stopped when the installer didn't work with my graphics card or > just choosed a mode my TFT didn't support. This was such a bad > experience, I didn't wanted to try it anymore. Well, my first install of windows/debian/freebsd/... didn't work out as it was supposed to be either. So ? Even with pc-bsd not all my hardware is recognized now. But if you want something that works for everyone, I don't think that *bsd or linux is something for you. -- Beni. _______________________________________________ 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"