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Re: LiveCD for NetBSD equivalent to DesktopBSD or PC-BSD?
2008/1/20, Zbigniew Baniewski <zb%ispid.com.pl@localhost>:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 06:40:52PM -0500, Doctor Who wrote:
> > Is there a LiveCD for NetBSD equivalent to DesktopBSD or PC-BSD? I
> > remember a NetBSD-office (or something like that) back in the day and
> > I see I live cd on the NetBSD ISO mirrors, but it appears a bit long
> > in the tooth.
> My - quite personal - feeling is: there's no need.
> Why? NetBSD seems to be server-oriented OS rather, which - there's no doubt
> - of course can be used on the desktops as well, but desktops aren't the
> "target". Desktop user needs are somewhat different, than the server
> administrator's; first of all: drivers for the newest hardware (or at least
> for hardware, which still can be described as "new") - and I mean exactly this
> sort of hardware, which is somewhat aside of the main interest of the devs:
> like 3-D graphics accelerators, newest sound/music cards, and for other
> hardware, which has no relationship to any server application.
> So, a general question: what for? A skilled person will install it from the
> already available standard CD - but an average PC-user most probably just
> doesn't want it. Even, if there were such CD - what then? Do you want to
> persuade former Windows-user, that he has to edit config files, if he wants
> to tune the system?
> Linux will be better choice (IMHO) for desktop; much better than PC-BSD,
> exactly because of the better hardware support. Especially for those "coming
> from Windows" perhaps the best tip would be Ubuntu-Linux, not any xBSD OS.
> And for those, who want to test it as desktop-OS anyway - Zafer prepared his
> pozdrawiam / regards
> Zbigniew Baniewski
It's a nice rescue CD aswell.
And for first timers, to get in touch with NetBSD, without installing it.
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