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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:01:27 -0700
From:      Reed Loefgren <rloefgren@forethought.net>
To:        Manolis Kiagias <sonicy@otenet.gr>
Cc:        Nicky Chorley <nick.chorley@gmail.com>, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, Ian Smith <smithi@nimnet.asn.au>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 8.0 installation doesn't contain X distributions
Message-ID:  <4B20FF37.8020008@forethought.net>
In-Reply-To: <4B20F60B.7090701@otenet.gr>
References:  <20091206102227.7C3BA10656F0@hub.freebsd.org>	<20091210185602.T12012@sola.nimnet.asn.au>	<20091210101812.63806e1c.freebsd@edvax.de> <4B20F60B.7090701@otenet.gr>

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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,

r



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