On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Sabeeh Baig<sba...@jhu.edu> wrote: > So, I've been wondering about something. FreeBSD is a general purpose > operating system, even though it has historically only heavily been used on > servers. Why is it that FreeBSD doesn't provide a desktop installation, > something similar to say Debian's option of "Standard Desktop"? For those > who need it, it'd be great. > > -- > > Sabeeh Ahmed Baig
I am of the opinion that specializing in everything is the same thing as specializing in nothing. (Said another way: If everything is a priority, nothing is.) Every operating system has its strengths and weaknesses. The more an operating system becomes all-things-to-all-users, the more it tends to lose its comparative edge in any one area. All of that being said, PC-BSD is a desktop solution on FreeBSD. You can download it for free or purchase it with support: http://www.pcbsd.org/ Andrew _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"