Newbies or trolls?

Tim McCormick tim at
Mon May 15 13:11:52 BST 2006

Hi Dan,

> Firstly...what's a troll?

A troll is basically just a rude and offensive person whose sole purpose it to 
inflame and antagonise the community. I don't think this applies to you.

> Secondly...I chose BSD over Linux because none of the Linux distributions
> that I've tried over the past few months have covered everything that I
> want my computer to do. The ultimate aim of me using FreeBSD is to create a
> desktop with enough functionality that I can chuck Windows in the bin and
> buy a new machine once in a blue moon rather than the "every 3 years" cycle
> I've been in. I also want to improve my technical/programming skills as
> I'll be (hopefully!) graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering in
> June and lots of potential employers have asked about my Unix
> skills...which currently are none existent, but slowing getting
> better...apart from OpenOffice, so many missing packages...
> Dan :-)

FreeBSD is a great choice, I hope you'll have a lot of fun with it. If you're 
running FreeBSD as a desktop system, I'd advise using PC-BSD ( 
or DesktopBSD ( I prefer PC-BSD myself, but then I'm 
biased since I'm on the dev team.

Anyway, welcome to the list, don't be afraid to ask questions, there are 
plenty of knowledgeable people on here that'll be happy to help you most of 
the time.



Tim McCormick
tim at

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