On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 01:54:51AM -0400, 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.
Just install any of the destkop environment ports like Gnome, KDE or XFCE, whichever takes your fancy. That will give you the basics. Other apps are just a port away. :-) My workstation has been running FreeBSD since 5.3-RELEASE. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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