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  • GhostBSD 11.0 Pre-Alpha 4 Released

    Phoronix: Ghost 11.0 Pre-Alpha 4 Released

    Developers working on the FreeBSD-derived GhostBSD distribution are working to get their 11.0 release out the door that's based off last year's FreeBSD 11.0 code-base...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1.0-PreAlpha-4

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    Nice! Sounds like a promising alternative for those wanting a graphical installer for FreeBSD + X, without having Lumina and ZFS forced down their throats as with TrueOS (formerly known as PCBSD).

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      Originally posted by Beherit View Post
      Nice! Sounds like a promising alternative for those wanting a graphical installer for FreeBSD + X, without having Lumina and ZFS forced down their throats as with TrueOS (formerly known as PCBSD).
      NCurses installer is a way for "filtering out" most of the "unwanted" people. Sort with the distinct attitude of "we want everything on the plate". Yeah, it kills also off the majority of the "new generation". It also kills efficiently off users who lack the patience for consulting the manuals (manuals which are pretty fucking exhaustive compared to ones found in Linux). Gain and loss.

      Putting up graphical desktop in standard FreeBSD takes about 10 minutes after base install has finished and you gave pkg install kde/cinnamon/gnome/mate-whatever command, added by pkg install xorg-server xf86-input-mouse xf86-input-keyboard xf86-video-intel or whatever else you deem necessary, including making necessary changes to the /etc/rc.conf, boot/loader.conf /etc/ppp/ppp.conf /etc/devfs.rules /etc/devfs.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/devd/modem.conf.

      Once you have done this few times you stop feeling the need for graphical doo-dads.. In fact, having installed PC-BSD in the past, it did not stop me from still having to dive under the hood and adjusting the conf files manually AND install itself under graphical install took probably longer, not less time.

      If all prospective user can think after finishing the base OS install is: "fuck, where is the graphical installer?" and "aaa... I don't know what to do", he would be better off in Linux and good riddance at that. Harshly put but sums the general attitude nicely.
      Last edited by aht0; 01-31-2017, 06:17 AM.

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