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Date:      Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:01:36 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "James D. Parra" <jamesp@musicreports.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re:
Message-ID:  <1678703586.5418.1364515296021.JavaMail.root@mri-mail>
In-Reply-To: <5154D66D.5090407@sneakertech.com>

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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.
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Why not PC-BSD?  Easy to install and has a great looking and functional desktop.

http://www.pcbsd.org/

Best regards,

James



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