This morning I was updating my FreeBSD to 13.2 since freebsd-update found it. On my server, it went without a hitch. Here on my desktop, I couldn’t make it start SDDM. Upon some other experimenting, it wouldn’t load services that were installed from ports. That was strange. My first serious try to get things working was to reinstall all of my ports, which isn’t a bad idea after an update anyway.
I discovered just how useful FFmpeg really is today. I had always thought it was just a library that other programs use, but I can use it for command line editing too!
I discovered at the right time today that I can use rsync locally too. I’ve been using it to sync stuff across servers for years, but never thought to try it locally.
I wanted to switch things up a bit with my shell use, so I switched to Fish after reading good things about it. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but just never did until a few weeks ago.
I am switching web hosts and the new one doesn’t offer FreeBSD as an option to install. I had to find a way to convert the Linux installation to FreeBSD. Here’s how I did it.
I have been trying to switch over from certbot to acme.sh. I’d like to get rid of the dependencies on python since I don’t use it for anything else.
I’m trying out KDE4 since it became available in the FreeBSD ports. There’s some stuff missing still since but that’s expected. I’m liking it so far. It does seem to be faster than KDE 3 was.
I see too often about OS wars. It’s not really a war. Just use the best tool for the job. For me it’s not windows but for some else it may be.
yesterday DesktopBSD 1.6 was released. I’ve been using the RC versions for almost a year now and couldn’t be happier with it.
I’m still happy with and using DesktopBSD on my computer. It makes using the computer fun again. I love the fact that the FreeBSD handbook is online to make it easier to learn.
FreeBSD has always intrigued me but I never got around to trying it out. After trying Linux I thought it’s a good time to try DesktopBSD. So far I like it and it’s been my go to instead of duel booting into Windows.