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Date:      Sat, 21 Sep 2002 08:31:28 +0200
From:      Bjarne Wichmann Petersen <>
To:        "MET" <>, <>
Subject:   Re: About to install FreeBSD as a Desktop...
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c260f3$01c8ee20$6401a8c0@SURVIVAL>
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On Saturday 21 September 2002 00:13, MET wrote:

> 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?

Well, bugfixes for one thing, but also some added functionality (FBSD keeps 
improving ;)). Best thing is to run -STABLE (read the FreeBSD Handbook on how 
to do this), and keep your ports-tree current.

So, just install 4.6.2, update to -STABLE, update your portstree, and then 
install KDE, X and all the other needed stuff. Voila, you've got neat 
Desktop-computer. ;)

> 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?

Yes, I prefer mplayer. But there is VLC, Xine and Ogle as well (all in ports).


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