On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:57:21 -0400, Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote: > 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.
Even if you state the existance of FreeBSD based preinstalled and preconfigured GUI oriented desktop environments, the next "problem" that will arise is the availability of a live file system that can be booted and tried out, such as: "The $NAME Linux distribution can be run from a DVD and I don't have to install it in order to try it out. And when I want, I can install it from the same media. Why can't FreeBSD have such thing?" The answer is: Is has. After a short read on the homepage of the FreeBSD project, the reader will have learned that there is a live file system (Fixit) on the install CDs or DVDs. But that's text mode, so no deal. BUT projects like FreeSBIE feature a XFCE driven FreeBSD based preinstalled and preconfigured GUI oriented desktop environment that can be used without installing anything. It's very useful for diagnostics and recovery preparations. And it's FreeBSD. I just wanted to mention it, in case a question like above arises. It usually does. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"