DesktopBSD Day 5 - Extending the System

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I have been using open source software for quite some time, so I have a list of programs I want to have on my system. And I am a software glutton so it’s quite normal for me to have three different office suites or multiple personal information managers. If only to try them out and compare features. Besides being a glutton I am also lazy. Or -as a colleague once explained- extremely efficient. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy on installing the software. The more set-and-forget, the more I like it.

Software list

What did I want to install?


The Package Manager has a separate button called Install software. The viewing pane shows the ports tree with familiar categories for *BSD users. When someone migrates from Linux it shouldn’t be a problem to find the programs. The search field automatically filters the ports tree when you type. I went through the list and clicked on “Install” once I found the right program.

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