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    Phoronix: A Script Making It Easier Turning A FreeBSD Install Into A Working Desktop

    With TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD) no longer focused on delivering a quality BSD desktop as they once did, while there still are options out there for a desktop-focused BSD like MidnightBSD, for those wanting to use a vanilla FreeBSD installation can now setup a desktop easier using a new script...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Desktop-Script

  • #2
    Wait. GNOME on FreeBSD?

    Also, typo:
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    while all defaulting to the SSDM display manager.
    Also, second typo: can find it via <a hrf=

    See below
    Last edited by tildearrow; 08-14-2019, 02:27 AM.

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    • #3
      Those wanting to try out this script to deploy a FreeBSD desktop easier can find it via Adriaan's blog.
      The link doesn't work..

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      • #4
        Pardon my French but who gives a crap about FreeBSD or any Unix at this stage?
        I believe those that don't see the point of using linux over FreeBSD or said Unix. If it works for them who cares what they use?

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        • #5
          GhostBSD is also an option. No scripts needed to get a working desktop with a GUI right out of the gate:

          https://ghostbsd.org/

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          • #6
            https://euroquis.nl/freebsd/2019/08/...rkstation.html
            https://github.com/adriaandegroot/Fr...nt-workstation

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            • #7
              Originally posted by msotirov
              Pardon my French but who gives a crap about FreeBSD or any Unix at this stage? Besides banks running 40 year old Fortran codebases that is. I'm genuinely curious.
              I run a server and a freenas. Does everything Linux can do. Plus, competition is always good.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cen1 View Post

                I run a server and a freenas. Does everything Linux can do. Plus, competition is always good.
                I think he was talking about Desktops..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wojcian View Post

                  I think he was talking about Desktops..
                  Yeah, fair enough. I don't see any compeling reasons to run FreeBSD desktop.

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                  • #10
                    I sometimes run FreeBSD desktop machines - basically, it works fine and I'm just used to the OS. It's not quite as polished and integrated as a modern Linux desktop (since some of the DE functionality has not been ported over to use the equivalent BSD interfaces), but it's also more comfortably conservative: No weird surprises from whatever Cool New Thing has migrated in from Redhat (or Canonical) this week.

                    If you, like me, mostly want a place where you can work in a text editor with a working browser (and sound and networking and an accelerated composited desktop), it's fine, almost boring. I'd suggest Linux on a laptop, though - or OpenBSD, they have apparently put in a surprising amount of work there.

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