The Good: DesktopBSD v1.7 released: http://desktopbsd.net/index.php?id=43&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=41&cHash=b6ad95fd57 The bad, from the same page: Despite claims as to the greatness of BSD systems, I for one ( despite the hundreds of doc pages ) have always struggled to make headway with BSD on the desktop to fit my simple needs. I have tried with PCBSD releases, Open BSD and DesktopBSD releases with close to but not fully (for me) functional systems. SO new DesktopBSD to try and !! PCBSD 8 alpha surfacing; http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/testing/2009-September/002814.html Gird the kb and try again If any one has pointers as to a good BSD desktop set-up: I'm interested.