DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-12
Jonas Sundström wrote:
You are totally right about the X-configuration. But harddisk
partitioning is also needed for Windows installs... And simple users
shoulnd't perform installs on their own. Mind: *simple* users.
Simple users should only use one OS, for simplicity, so they'd only
need one partition option: "Use all disk".. Or just a big button that
And I don't think Linux is really that user-friendly...
Me neither, but they do have more friendly installers and partitioning
tools, and you're often booted all the way to a proper X login. (which
is the entry-level expectation of most people)
I never understood, and I will probably never will understand why my
server in my server room 40 clicks away needs a GUI.
Of course it's nice to have a GUI on my laptop, but IMHO a server
doesn't need to be a laptop/desktop and visa versa.
Although it is possible and functional to use DF or any other BSD as a
desktop system I always realize that it does not _yet_ excel in that
position, where other systems like MacOsX and XP already do.
The main reason for me to use it as a desktop system has all to do with
practice and testing (and fun of course) before I implement it at my
test server (and if thats ok'ed on to the production machines).
But I must say that the lack of viruses and spyware has a certain
appeal, still I wouldn't dare to convert my old (of age) win users to
anything else, even if it would be simpler and better for them. Any
change would be to much change for them.
To put it down, I would like to see a GoBSD add-on package ,complete
with all the blim-blim which is necessary to not scare away possible
converts even before the install is done.
Perhaps even a desktop system that welcomes them after the install.
Personally I would still download the "original" non GoBSD package iso
and install it with the built-in excellent bsdinstaller
Which btw is what I expect to see if I want to install a server, nothing
blim-blim or other confusing visual candy, just get the job done and
move the machine in the rack as soon as possible.