Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

What Are the DesktopBSD Tools?

Filed under
BSD

There are a few things the average Windows or Linux user takes for granted. Of course your system boots into a graphical interface and when you plugin your USB stick, it appears on your desktop. Both under Linux and *BSD the graphical interface is a matter of choice and preference, something to be changed by entering a few instructions on the command line. Last time I checked – and to be honest, that was some time ago – FreeBSD booted into the command line and I had to start the X-server manually. No big thing, but daunting enough I you expect a graphical work environment.

Compared to most Linux desktops DesktopBSD appears to be just another open source desktop. But when you are used to the text-based install of FreeBSD and the command line as the default interface, the difference is striking. We have already seen the graphical installer of DesktopBSD and today we will have a closer look at the various specific tools that were designed to make for a better user experience.

Package Manager

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.1-rc2

So the -rc2's have lately been pretty small - looking more like late -rc's than early ones. It *used* to be that I couldn't even post the shortlog, because it was just too big. That's not been the case for the last few releases. I think people tend to take a breather after the merge window, because the -rc3's tend to then be a bit bigger again. But it may just also be that I've just gotten much better at saying "the merge window is over, I'm not taking random stragglers", or that people are just getting better at keeping to the merge window. Whatever the reason, the time of huge -rc2's seems to be happily behind us. Read more

GNOME 3.17.1 released

Hi GNOMErs! The development of the next GNOME release, 3.17, has started, and the first snapshot, 3.17.1, is now available. To compile GNOME 3.17.1, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/ [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.17.1/ The release notes that describe the changes between 3.16.1 and 3.17.1 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS The GNOME 3.17.1 release is available here: core sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1 apps sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1 Read more

Today in Techrights