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Re: could you tell me...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: could you tell me...
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2004_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 13:39:24 -0400
Quoting nathan owens (lestat_(_at_)_farmerstel_(_dot_)_com):
> Could you tell me if OpenBSD 3.4 can be a good desktop, i expect a
> desktop and have java support so i can use java apps and chat
You'll likely have issues with Java. On x86, you might be
able to use the Linux (or FreeBSD?) Java binaries. Realistically,
I don't find a lot of *need* that can't be worked around for
But here's a thought. Install it, set it up. Run it.
Happy? Then fine. Not? THen you know a bunch more than
you did before.
Did you expect people to write in and say: "No, it's only
for use as a server?" A quick glance at (recent) archives
shows discussions of people using it as a desktop.
| "nobody needs java"
- Right, and my horses are fine, I don't need no loud and
smelly "gasoline" engine to get around.
- We've lived without 'lectricity for thousands of years.
Why would I want to pay to get what I get from my lanterns
and gas lights. They say it leaks into the air too.
- Hauling water from the well make you strong.
- They say that using hot water all the time makes your humors go
out of balance.
- "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." (-KO)
- "All generalizations are false" - rousseau
While Java is not as essential to our modern lives as gas powered
engines, it is an exceedingly powerful tool depending on what you're