Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

DesktopBSD Day 5 - Extending the System

Filed under
BSD

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?

Set-and-forget?

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.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero

Slick, sleek, and fast and very Windows-like ... this is a distro that could get your users on the path of OS righteousness Read more

Open Source Education Begins at an Early Age

Open source software (OSS) is becoming a standard in the technology market, and much of today’s youth will find themselves using open source in their future educational and professional endeavors. But to do so, this younger generation will first need to develop the skills that will allow them to build, create and explore OSS technology effectively down the road. This calls for education in open source. Read more

Debian-Based OpenMediaVault 2.1 NAS Solution Adds WiFi and VLAN Support

Volker Theile, project leader of the Debian-based OpenMediaVault NAS (Network-attached Storage) distribution, was more than happy to inform us about the immediate availability for download of OpenMediaVault 2.1. Read more

Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

Being July 1 and all that, that time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux 2015.07.01 has been released earlier, and you can download it right now! Read more