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Date:      Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:09:16 -0400
From:      Patrick McEvoy <>
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On 3/28/13 8:01 PM, James D. Parra wrote:
>> 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.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Why not PC-BSD?  Easy to install and has a great looking and functional desktop.
> Best regards,
> James
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+1 for PCBSD.
I put together a PCBSD system for my sister who is not very technical 
and she likes it. It does everything she needs. She even prefers the 
version of Open Office to the MS version she uses at work.

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