[nycbug-talk] current FreeBSD Advocacy thread

Jesse Callaway jesse
Mon Mar 8 20:42:00 EST 2004

> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:13:32AM -0500, Pete Wright wrote:
>><rant>not to start a religious war, but i really can't stand the Win2k, 
>>XP etc. installers.  I see no reason why i should have reboot about 4 
>>times to get a basic desktop system, then have to reboot another 4-6 
>>times to just get the thing OK to run on a network.</rant> 
> I'm not sure what you're talking about.  In my experience, booting
> a Windows 2000 CD and installing from there requires one reboot,
> at the end of the installation.  After rebooting, DHCP is already
> set up.  Of course, I'm just talking about the installation from
> the viewpoint of a newbie.  The base Windows 2000 installation is
> simply a security hazard.
> -Ray-

Yeah, the ethernet card doesn't get activated until you visit the 
ActiveX Development Center hotpage which has to broadcast your genetic 
code over FM radio to a Licensed MS-License Tech. OF course there's the 
$37 fee to MS for the rights to broadcast one's own genetic code for one 
event with one or many special Active listeners.

All-in-all it's MIND NUMBINGLY boring to install win2k, but this is 
considered a feature. There's a lot more being said about the BSD 
installer. It's good that there's already a much greater discussion on 
just this issue. I've stated my little whining points previously.

I'd like to see installers being released just like any other app. Your 
stuck with the default FreeBSD installer if you want the very latest OS. 
But +1-2 days you could have all of your favorite installers ported to it.

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