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Date:      Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:46:53 -0400
From:      Quartz <>
To:        Jeff Belyea <>
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> I have a new computer with windows 8, which I hate with a passion. I don't
> play music and I don't do a lot of pictures. Basically I only search, some
> EBay and games. Can I replace win8 with BSD?

[pc/free]bsd *can* be used as a desktop system, but it's really aimed 
more at servers... a lot of common desktopy things aren't covered well. 
Based on the wording of your question it sounds like you're new to 
non-windows systems. I'd suggest you look into some flavor of linux 
instead (eg; "ubuntu" or "mint"): they'll be geared more towards what 
you'd be looking for I think.

it has a certain smooth-brained appeal

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