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Try as I might, it seems I can’t get away from Windows as my primary desktop at home. My unix-a-like OS of choice is FreeBSD, and I use it on many servers as well as a couple “pseudo desktop” systems (low-task servers that I can run X and a few apps on) I am going to start a page keeping track of all the “show stoppers” keeping me from running it as my primary desktop, and happily check off items as they are found.
Part of me would love to just take the plunge and go the full immersion route, but due to some of the work-related windows-only issues, I don’t see that going as well as I’d like.
The page with software can be found at: Desktop FreeBSD