Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 22, 2002 03:13 AM
There is nothing wrong with the FreeBSD installer - it's just a good idea to read the simple instructions first. Compared to the only decent Linux distribution, Slackware it's quite a lot easier.
Searching through the packages isn't complicated either - Want to install BitchX? user /stand/sysinstall , select configure, select packages, select IRC, select BitchX. That's not that hard for an OS which runs (as most people who use it notice) Linux apps faster than on Linux. It's the only *nix I've used that can apps around about the same speed as M$ Windows Mozilla took 2 seconds to launch on FreeBSD, and about 30 on Red Hat. This was on a P4 1.7Ghz machine. Incidentally, Windows Xp loaded IE6 in under a second. Linux, Lindows et al have a long way to go yet, and insulting anything to do with FreeBSD won't help you guys at all. BSD has a larger desktop takeup (thanks to Mac OS X, based on the FreeBSD kernel) than linux by 3 times.