[nycbug-talk] Desktop

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Nov 21 13:13:45 EST 2008

On Nov 21, 2008, at 12:44 PM, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> I'm an avid FreeBSD user, and I used to use it on my desktop, but  
> then I
> got so busy that I didn't have time to work on getting everything  
> working
> each time I loaded it up, so I switched to Ubuntu for my desktop  
> (servers
> still FreeBSD across the board).
> In any event, I was running Ubuntu 7.10 fine, but 8.10 just came out  
> and I
> think it's horrible - on my T42, fonts don't look right, its slow,  
> and I'm
> just not really happy.
> This really does remind me of just how light weight I like things-- I
> remember running FreeBSD on my old T23 with xfce4 and loving it, but
> getting things like wifi working, etc. were a pain.
> So, I'm curious -- what do all the BSD lovers here use on their  
> desktops?
> I've seen PCBSD which looks nice.  Do many of you run Ubuntu or some  
> other
> "work out of box" variant?
> Just curious!
> -Matt

As a server-junkie and long-time Mac user, (not zealot, just a user),  
and a user of OpenBSD on my tiny EEEPc, PC-BSD really looks appealing  
to me...

If you go that route, I'd love to hear how you feel after living with  
it for a while?!


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