Op woensdag 19 augustus 2009 09:18:15 schreef Steve Bertrand: > Sabeeh Baig 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. > > God willing, the majority of effort in regards to FreeBSD will be spent > where it always has. > > FreeBSD is not Linux. There are those who are working toward making a > GUI easier-to-implement, but afaik, that is not (and hope not) the > design goal. > > Instead of "Desktop" features to appeal to people, what FreeBSD really > needs is people who are willing to take the time to drop the GUI for a > few weeks, and gain a bit of exposure and enlightenment. If it clicks, > you're hooked. If not, then there's Linux and Windows. > > Steve
That seems to be the standard answer here when (periodicaly) this questions comes up :-) "We don't need it" (the "we" being the server-gurus). It's that or "if you want it, do it yourself". But to me it seems that the question returns regularly and that there must be a certain demand for it. So why don't you let the user decide if he wants a bloated desktop or a lean mean server ? Now I don't have that option... That is why I run pc-bsd now. They are able to do a GUI install of a desktop on top of a solid OS, something that the hardcore server/headless/serial/admins/whatever users here don't seem to care about. And yes, I know this discussion has been done already several times here :-) -- 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"