[talk] Fwd: Project Trident vs. GhostBSD

Sujit K M kmsujit at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 01:11:09 EDT 2019

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From: Sujit K M <kmsujit at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [talk] Project Trident vs. GhostBSD
To: Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net>

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 5:57 AM Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The closest I’ve come to desktop *nix that’s not OS-X for the last decade
> is occasionally peeking at a random Linux distro in vmware fusion…
> I’ve got enough spare junk around to put together a Core2Duo desktop (8GB
> RAM, Nvidia 7500-series video) with a decent monitor in my workshop area. I
> have so little desire to learn Linux systemd stuff at this point, so I
> thought I’d check in to see what happened to PC-BSD (it’s dead, it seems).
> My very brief Googling suggests that “Project Trident” and “GhostBSD” are
> the two FreeBSD-based desktop options out there.
> Any feelings on either? I want simple, all binary packages (do NOT want to
> build Chrome or the latest CLANG on a Core2Duo), and that’s about it. Both
> seem to offer non-KDE, non-Gnome desktops so they both win there. I think
> easy and up to date package management that does not require futzing with
> dependencies too much is way up there too.
> I’ll throw this in too, since I spend a fair amount of time in vmware,
> which open source option for virtualization of windows is preferred these
> days? I’ll probably wedge a Win 7 VM on there because I’ll at some point
> need some weird piece of windows-only hobbyist software….

How about hyper-v, Oracle virtual box. Docker seems to promote as

Any advice appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Charles
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