[H-ADMIN] Regarding installation of PC-BSD/FreeBSD

Russell Stuart russell-humbug at stuart.id.au
Fri Jun 22 19:04:53 EDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-06-21 at 20:19 -0700, Daniel Feeney wrote:
> To the guys and girls at Humbug. My name is Daniel. I am a big fan of
> Unix-based operating systems. I have been using Linux (read Ubuntu)
> for a year and a half now. But I would like to try either FreeBSD or
> PC-BSD. I have managed to successfully install PC-BSD (9.0) on a
> couple of occasions previously but have been disappointed in its
> apparently slow installation of packages (I believe they are called
> 'pbi's'). I was wondering why this might be the case. Am I missing
> something? Perhaps I am using the wrong mirrors to download from. It
> is just so painfully slow. I apologize if I am not being specific
> enough. I do have a six year old DELL Latitude D520 with a 1.6ghz
> Intel Centrino Duo processor with approx 3 GB of RAM. I thought that
> might be part of the problem, but as  I have had relatively no trouble
> with Ubuntu, I figure that it must be something else that I am
> missing. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my email. Again
> I apologize if I was not able to clarify the problem enough. 

Daniel, I see there have been no replies.  That's probably because we
have one resident BSD specialist - and he has gone overseas for 3 months
for an extended holiday.

You might be better off posting your query to another forum.

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