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Date:      Fri, 10 Aug 2007 07:47:56 +0200
From:      Peter Boosten <>
Subject:   Re: Convince me, please!
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Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 07:07:53 +0200
> Peter Boosten <> wrote:

>> Yes, I think you're right. Most FreeBSD users are used to do things the
>> 'command line way'. 
> I think it is more a 'Unix users' rather than FBSD users thing. The fact remains that unix provides an awesome toolkit that doesnt have (or need) mouse+button hindrance that only now MS is seriously starting to provide. Yes, you have all the GUI you want in windows, but to get things fixed when they borked (or when you want the job done without outguessing the gui) you now have lots of CLI tools. I find this highly amusing... MS is still coming around to doing things  the unix way ...if only in the long way around...
>> FreeBSD has a steep learning curve (actually a steep
>> configuration curve), but once you get things running (and that isn't
>> that hard) it's rock steady.
> Not necessarily more than other unix-like OS, i think. Understanding the system (ANY system) is key to ease of configuration. If you started learning unix, properly configuring windows is ... strange, and all over the place
>> So the advantages aren't necessary won when installing, but more when
>> using FreeBSD for a while.
> applies to all OSes i can think of.

You're right on all answers, but we're talking in this mailing list
about FreeBSD ;-)


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