First let me thank the developers for coming up with such a slick and easy to begin with desktop environment. I’ve been planning to learn BSD for a long time, but the initial learning curve and hardware investment is a killer.
The user friendly desktop and installed apps gave me a nice running start in a usable environment pretty much by clicking on things like a blind chicken and getting stuff to work… while I learn the terminal commands.
The USB stick live persistent OS is an awesome idea… it lets me re-purpose my current hardware while I learn. It’s a whole new computer for the price of a thumb drive! And I’ve tested the 32 bit version on an old potato Laptop and it runs pretty well there too… well… for a potato.
Now if I may, I’d like to ask a few questions…
First, as Nomad is a live and persistent OS, can it be updated or upgraded when FreeBSD upgrades updates or releases a new service pack? I mean it might be nice to update the OS without starting over every time the underlying OS needs an update… Is this done through the FreeBSD repositories or is Nomad BSD going to release updates and how do I get them?
Second, I’ve never used audacity before, but when it starts up it tells me there’s not enough room in the temp directory… It claim that there are 71 meg free out of 3.9 Gig and there are two files in the directory with 0 bytes each. 3.9 gig- 0 bytes shouldn’t = 71 meg. And why is the folder a fixed size anyway? I don’t understand and would appreciate some help here.
Third… Out of curiosity, what file system is the memory stick using… is this ZFS, and how can I see it?
Fourth and last (for today) and maybe just a little bit too advanced for someone who is just starting out… Can wine, winetricks, playon BSD or some other windows bottles be configured and run on Nomad BSD? And if someone knows where there’s good instructions on how to do it, please let me know…
I’ve been working on an building PC’s since the IBM XT and AT, I once had to service a PC running Unix back in the 1990’s and it was awesome what it could do compared to DOS at the time. I’ve always wanted to play with a Unix-like OS and I’m having fun so far. I’ll try not to be a pest, but if someone has a few moments to spare, I’d really appreciate your help.
Thank you again!