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Re: Two questions about kfreebsd

On 21/02/2013, Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org> wrote:
> Hi Bret,
> On 20/02/13 02:24, Bret Busby wrote:
>> The first is; am I correct in my deduction that, at present, a stable
>> version of kfreebsd, that runs gnome, has not yet been achieved?
> GNOME is probably a mess in the 'current stable' release (squeeze) but
> likely to be much better for wheezy.  To be honest though, probably very
> few people have tried/used it much, and neither have I.
> XFCE is the default GNU/kFreeBSD desktop environment since a while ago,
> and post-wheezy it is planned to become the default on GNU/Linux too.

That is unfortunate - I have been a GNOME user for most of the time
that I have been using Linux; I started with fvwm (I think it was), on
a version of slackware in the early 1990's, then went to Red Hat at
about 4 or 5, and a Linux guru showed me Debian and the ease of
package management using apt, and I converted to Debian at Debian 3,
and I think that it was then that I started using GNOME, which I have
used since converting to  Debian Linux, as GNOME has (from memory)
been the default window manager for Debian Linux.

Maybe, when this wheezy thing comes out, or, before the end of support
for Debian 6.0.x, I will need to switch again, and try (much) harder
to get PC-BSD working, which, I believe, supports GNOME (I think, but
am not sure) as possibly the default desktop.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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