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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:01:27 -0700
From:      Reed Loefgren <>
To:        Manolis Kiagias <>
Cc:        Nicky Chorley <>, Polytropon <>, Ian Smith <>,
Subject:   Re: 8.0 installation doesn't contain X distributions
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> Exactly. Most desktop users want a working system in the minimum of time
> (Can't blame them for that).
> Even with packages, we cannot beat an image-based distro, esp. since it
> will also provide all essential default settings.
If I might butt in: If the user-to-be wants a working system in 5 
minutes could there be a link on the FreeBSD homepage itself directing 
them to PC-BSD (or similar) .ISOs? Perhaps with an addendum that, while 
they can download and install FreeBSD 'straight up, no chaser' using an 
image from the FreeBSD page, it *isn't* going to be 5 minutes and 
perhaps a derivative version might be their best bet.

Just a thought,


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