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    Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD

    I've been looking FreeBSD' way for a while now. I was wondering:
    1) Can I use KDE without any problems
    2) Does it run Strike Force and UT (emulation of Linux mybe?)
    3) State of GeForce drivers ?
    4) this port system or theirs.. is that like gentoo, say ala LFS ?

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    Re: Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD


    I've been looking FreeBSD' way for a while now. I was wondering:
    1) Can I use KDE without any problems
    2) Does it run Strike Force and UT (emulation of Linux mybe?)
    3) State of GeForce drivers ?
    4) this port system or theirs.. is that like gentoo, say ala LFS ?
    1) Yes
    2) It does, but it's not really good
    3) Sucky generic drivers, no native drivers like Linux
    4) You want to install mozilla? cd /usr/ports/www/mozilla ; make install clean and mozilla will be downloaded, its dependencies too and it will compile from source. You can upgrade that way too.

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    Re: Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD

    crap... the nVidia driver thing will keep me from doing FreeBSD untill I can buy a Radeon or something..

    and by that time 5.0 should be out.

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    Re: Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD

    FreeBSD on the desktop is not exactly fun. *I like it on servers, but that's it for now. Keep Linux or MacOSX on the desktop.

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    FreeBSD on the desktop is not exactly fun. *I like it on servers, but that's it for now. *Keep Linux or MacOSX on the desktop.
    I've been running 4.5 on the desktop and it works pretty well. I've got the same configuration/software as in Linux, and I like it. Couple of things though,

    I can't get java support to work in Mozilla, and I can't get Return to Castle Wolfenstein to run.

    Hey Gnu Vince, suppose I want to upgrade my Mozilla version. How do I do that?

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    Re: Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD

    I don't know. I think you need to get a new ports tree (make update). You could probably ask on bsdvault.net or you could try portupgrade

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    FreeBSD on the desktop is not exactly fun. I like it on servers, but that's it for now. Keep Linux or MacOSX on the desktop.
    Nonsense. I use FreeBSD on my desktop and have had better luck with it than Linux. There are two programs I can't get to work on it but otherwise everything works better than in Linux.

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    You could always use Gentoo which has NVIDIA driver support.

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    Re: Teach Lovechild about FreeBSD

    You can also use Debian. Kint who has used FreeBSD on his desktop for over a year now reinstalled Debian yesturday on his box at home. He can't see why he switched to FreeBSD for his desktop.

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