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FuryBSD - FreeBSD Desktop

JoshDW19

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Jailer

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How is this going to be different than say just using desktop-installer and letting it automate the install for you? I have run desktop-installer before and it works very well.
 

Tigersharke

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It is good to see such activity and a focus on getting to a desktop easily. More minds working toward similar ends will increase the potential for improvements and new ideas to get tested. Whether it finds a niche or broad appeal is for the future to determine. Just recently seeing the Trident thread -- train changes it is more obvious why this thread and mention is here.
 

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It is good to see such activity and a focus on getting to a desktop easily.
Agreed. I'd love to see more widespread adoption of FreeBSD. I love it but it's limited support compared to Linux is unfortunate.

I just re read my previous post and I guess I should have worded that a bit better to not sound so confrontational. I'm just curious what this project is doing differently than the current script does and where they'd like to end up.
 

blueether

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Agreed. I'd love to see more widespread adoption of FreeBSD. I love it but it's limited support compared to Linux is unfortunate.

I just re read my previous post and I guess I should have worded that a bit better to not sound so confrontational. I'm just curious what this project is doing differently than the current script does and where they'd like to end up.
I was wondering the same... I have used FreeBSD several times as a desktop over the last about 16-18 years, moved away from windows 98 in 2000 to mandrake Linux.

It it looks like a nice installer / iso builder to a clean FreeBSD install, but does it do anything else... the next question is does it need to?
 
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