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Date:      Thu, 09 Aug 2007 02:04:13 -0300
From:      =?UTF-8?B?U2TDpHZ0YWtlcg==?= <sdavtaker@gmail.com>
To:        Latitude <robertjx@ix.netcom.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Convince me, please!
Message-ID:  <46BAA04D.3050700@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <46BA9682.7020203@ix.netcom.com>
References:  <46BA9682.7020203@ix.netcom.com>

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There is a project based on FreeBSD that you can give a try.
Its real easy to install, got a lot of applications ported with an easy 
to use interface.
You can install it and have Internet Explorer and a lot of windows 
applications working in less than a couple of minutes, and there is a 
virtual machine version to try it before install.
The website is http://www.pcbsd.org and starts saying :
"PC-BSD has been designed with the 'casual' computer user in mind. 
Installing the system is simply a matter of a few clicks and a few 
minutes for the installation process to finish. Hardware such as video, 
sound, network and other devices will be auto-detected and available at 
the first system startup. Home users will immediately feel comfortable 
with PC-BSD's desktop interface, with KDE 3.5 running under the hood. 
Software installation has also been designed to be as painless as 
possible, simply double-click and software will be installed. "

I hope it helps you :-)
Sdäv


Latitude escribió:
> I'm interested in changing over to FreeBSD from Windows, but I'll have
> to say, you guys don't really present a forceful argument to Windows
> users of how easy the switch may be.  I get knee-deep in FreeBSD jargon
> the second I get to your webpage. I need to see an overwhelming argument
> that FreeBSD is a perfectly acceptable alternative for home desktop
> users who have previously known only Windows.
>
> For instance, if I download and install FreeBSD, will I instantly have a
> desktop windowing environment that I can navigate in while I figure out
> what's going on?  Will I have a browser and way to setup an internet
> connection right off the bat?  How will I migrate files from other
> operating systems?
>
> I understand you guys have been around for a while, but you don't seem
> to understand the monumental "fear" involved in switching operating
> systems.  You need to address those concerns head on from the start.  I
> need to see several screenshots of apps that I can use as alternatives
> to what I have.
>
> Help me (and yourselves) out.
>
>   




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