gregoryd.freebsd@free.fr wrote:

>> On behalf of the FreeBSD Project thanks for your interest in FreeBSD.
>> We hope you enjoy the new release.

>
> I've just spent the whole morning installing it on my office desktop.
>
> It was an awful experience: installing packages from the three CDs kept making
> me switch from one CD to the other then to the previous one before the next one
> again...
> All in all about twenty-times !!! (sometimes just for ONE package, for Christ's
> sake !)
> It was particularly annoying, especially with those Linux guys around sneering
> when comparing it to their smooth install.


People in the know, and those with reasonable network bandwidth, generally
use either the 'boot only' or just the 'disk 1' CDs to install a pretty
minimal system, and then install packages, run cvsup, use freebsd updates
etc. from the net. It's a whole lot smoother than juggling CDs.

Cheers,

Matthew

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