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Re: BootBlocks.

From: Andreas Hauser <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 3 Jun 2006 17:44:46 +0200

talon wrote @ Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:21:38 +0200:
> Marcin Jessa wrote:
> > On Sat, 03 Jun 2006 11:00:01 +0100
> > Max von Seibold <maxvonseibold@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> FreeBSD is not especially glorious to install but at least such trivial
> things are solved by the installer since ages. Anyways the present standard
> for installers is much nicer, take a look at the recent Ubuntu which has
> just been released. Newcomers have no reason to use a more arcane system,
> with a crappy installer, a kernel which underperforms considerably in
> a lot of domains when such marvelous Linux distros can be downloaded
> at a click of the mouse.

The thing is once you installed BSD and learned its ways it
gets easy. While on the otherhand the more "userfriendly" Linux
distros with those "marvelous" tools make it seem like an endless
learning curve. And that's not even considering the constant evolution
of the Linux kernel itself (which still supports 3 generations of

And don't forget the BSD besides Desktop BSD don't state as goal
to conquer the Desktop of peoples grandmothers.
And especially DragonFly aims at Cluster and performance.

What i really don't though is that installation is a problem.
The README is doing a great job. And the BSDinstaller is superb.


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