> > Dear Friends : I'm a Linux user since 1,999 and I'm really interested in > start FreeBSD. OK, it's a new system, different versions and so on. My > experience with computers started with Basic, after MS-DOS, Windows and > Linux. When I tried Linux, 5 years-ago, partitions, kde, window maker > and many of them, were only words. My first fear, was erase my HD. I did > it many times, but I knew how to start again or recover. I'm writing > these things, cause in these years using Linux, I saw a big evolution , > specially the installer. Mandrake, Red Hat, Fedora, Slackware and > another, made a goob job and you can do it , almost without problems. > But, when I tried FreeBSD installer, I remembered Debian, the worst > installer ! Probably another distributions, like Knoppix, Kurumin , > Gnoppix to name a few, trying to make the life user easiest ! My first > experience with FreeBSD, was 5.0, with a PC Master, brazilian magazine. > After many tries, a XFree86 error, when I typed startx, disappointed me > again and, I forgot it... On the last month, I downloaded the 2 CDs, > 5.2.1, and, the same installer, errors, infinite loops... very > disappointing ! I tried many lists, and with some support,to resolve or > not, the problems. Again, I format my system and, here I am, with > Windows (mainly for games and a problematic usb scanner) and Linux. I > need a more stable system. Many people talked me very good about > FreeBSD. For me, until now , the biggest deception ! Please, I don't > know the FreeBSD objectives, but if you would like that more and more > people can use it, CHANGE this installer. Confuse , in one word ! > Disappointing ! I tried standard, express, custom , all packages, > minimum, all kind of ways... I can't understand a looped install. Almost > 2 hours after, an error... My video card is recognized , but when you > did post-install, not ! You tried many XFrre86 configs and not.... When > something happens and finally you can start KDE or GNOME or another, > DHCP don't run and so on. Please change this installer and trying to > better hardware and network configuration ! Until this, I'll never tried > FreeBSD again ! Sincerely, Newton - Curitiba - Brazil
The nice thing about the installer is that it works. Too bad you will be cutting yourself off from a good system because you will not take the time to learn it. You miss so much in life. ////jerry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"