When did people start using bsd as a desktop? I was poking around on archive.org for clues, and found only bits and pieces such as a dead link to an article
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I had XFree86 running on FreeBSD 3.0. Does that count? I can even remember something I tried on 2.2. Back in the day XFree86 was a monolithic monstrosity, I think it took me two days to build. So I'm going to say right from the moment XFree86 was available on FreeBSD. The ports tree still has the history but unfortunately no date when it was added to the ports tree.When did people start using bsd as a desktop?
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I wish I knew about FreeBSD for as long as a lot of you have!
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XFree86 hit the ports tree on 1995-01-05, see https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=710The ports tree still has the history but unfortunately no date when it was added to the ports tree.
An important point most people ignore. Out of the 10,000 editors out there, you only need one and most people choose one of a very few, and it's available on FreeBSD.They don't have as much of a selection of software, however, they have all of the software I require.
FreeBSD out performs Linux in networking and holds its own for applications. FreeBSD does not jump on the latest fad if that's what you mean and prefers stability over throwing things together. But, as you said, everything one typically needs is there and performs as well or better on FreeBSD.They don't appear to be on the bleeding edge as much as Linux
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With BSD, of course. The X development was part of Project Athena. At that time (1984), they were running 4.2BSD on a number of microcomputers and minicomputers such as the DEC VAX-11/750.With what OS was developed X11 at MIT?
Since the internet started to exist, basically. Although, it depends on what you call “internet”. Personally, I regard the flag day on 1983-01-01 as the starting point of the internet, because that is the time when the ARPANET switched to the internet protocol.People may also ask, since when has BSD internet.