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Date:      Fri, 20 Sep 2002 18:13:43 -0400
From:      "MET" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   About to install FreeBSD as a Desktop...
Message-ID:  <000001c260f3$01c8ee20$6401a8c0@SURVIVAL>

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So, following up the subject, I'm getting (finally) MY OWN laptop.  Not
a company owned or school loaned.  It's a very nice machine that is
shipping with XP Pro and I CANNOT wait to get it off.  So here's the
problem, do I install FreeBSD 4.5-1 which is what I've been running on
my servers for quite some time now.  I have no issues with it, it makes
me happy.  Or do I install 4.6.2 which has been released on CD and
everything (as was 4.5).  I'd like to use the machine for development
(KDE apps and Web) which would naturally require me to run the latest
versions of XFree86 and KDE.  Other than that I just need some
productivity apps, but nothing particularly special.  Soooo, what's the
REAL difference between 4.5 and 4.6.2?

And finally, I've really only used FreeBSD as a work environment so I've
never had the chance to answer this question myself.....can I view
DVD's?  And if so what program should I use?

~ Matthew

      Matthew Metnetsky

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