On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 05:00:27PM +0200, beni wrote: > 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 :-)
FreeBSD is the one that does let users have an option. One of those options is pcBSD. There are others who make up a bundle with FreeBSD as the base OS that already has your GUI and other things built for you -- a FreeBSD desktop. I hear they install real easily and work well. It is not what I need so I haven't tried them, but rather than raile at those who are building a good platform, just go and get one of those bundles. Seems you actually have already - a pretty close to FreeBSD based bundle anyway. ////jerry > -- > 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" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"