The FreeBSD Diary

The FreeBSD Diary (TM)

Providing practical examples since 1998

If you buy from Amazon USA, please support us by using this link.
[ HOME | TOPICS | INDEX | WEB RESOURCES | BOOKS | CONTRIBUTE | SEARCH | FEEDBACK | FAQ | FORUMS ]

Article Feedback - Checklist for a new box
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Log In   Previous Message  |  Next Message 
 That's not all
Author: Nessus 
Date:   12-01-02 21:27

I find vim invaluble for daily machine use.

zsh is my favorite shell, as it is the kitchen sink shell, unfortunatly it's almost never installed by default on any machine. I just love my customized command completion, it significanty cuts down on excess keystrokes.

When X is installed Windowmaker is essental for a featureful yet reasonably lightweight window manager.

portupgrade is a necessity if you plan on installing more than a handful of ports and keep them up to date.

Finally, if you are installing a desktop machine, I recommend installing apsfilter, even if you don't really want a fancy printing system. Apsfilter depends on just about every graphics and X port, so it's a great port to fire off overnight and will get a lot of the common dependancies out of the way. If you don't really want the printing system, you can pkg_delete apsfilter once it's installed.

 Reply To This Message  |  Forum List  |  Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 That's not all   new
Nessus 12-01-02 21:27 
 I hate vim. [Was: Re: That's not all]   new
Adam Nealis 15-01-02 01:52 
 Re: I hate vim.   new
Michael Westbay 18-01-02 10:53 
 Shell   new
Yuri K 20-01-02 11:34 


 Forum List  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
How to get the most out of the forum

phorum.org