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Re: [News] New Walkthrough of FreeBSD 8.0

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____/ Mark Kent on Sunday 07 Feb 2010 09:24 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Friday 05 Feb 2010 14:29 : \____
>>> White Spirit <wspirit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> On 04/02/2010 18:24, Mark Kent wrote:
>>>>> White Spirit<wspirit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  espoused:
>>>>>> I prefer them.  The only reason I'm not using FreeBSD on my desktop is
>>>>>> because NVidia hadn't released a 64-bit FreeBSD driver when I got my PC.
>>>>> What BSD packages would uniquely make use of such a driver?
>>>> All the Linux games that I can run on FreeBSD.
>>> They're not binary compatible, and very unlikely to be source
>>> compatible.  Would you be porting them yourself?
>>> All the games in FreeBSD would be selected to suit the capabilities of
>>> FreeBSD...
>> Wouldn't PC-BSD be more suitable for gaming? It seems to me like FreeBSD is
>> still mostly favoured for the server side, but I could be wrong.
> That was my impression, too.

PC-BSD uses KDE4, which is a fantastic desktop. If all your hardware works fine
with the BSD kernel, then it's ready to go. A lot of applications are run over
the Web now anyway (so prepackaging won't matter much).

The GNU/Linux/KDE/GNOME desktop evolves in conjunction with Solaris and BSD. It's
convenient to just think of it as the Free Desktop. The proprietary ones sometimes lag
behind, technically.

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