Totally new to FreeBSD

Spadge Fromley spadge at
Thu Jul 20 15:39:44 BST 2006

> I want to run a typical home desktop:
> Web browser
> E-mail client
> Office productivity suite
> Multimedia software (with codecs???)
> The rest is just an exercise in exploring FreeBSD to see how it compares
> to
> linux.

PCBSD or FreeSBie. Both good places to start. They come with all sorts of
things pre-installed, like GUIs etc.

Other than that, I'd say 6.x is the right way to go for all the funky
desktop toys, if you're determined to put yourself through the agony of
doing it all yourself.

Good luck with that, and have fun.


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