This is my first post. I hope I am welcome.
Generally, I am coming from Linux, on Linux since 2000 and have been enjoying the "free" and "freedom" of open source software. The concept of a community.
For me, what I care about whether Linux or BSD is the quality of software and OS as compared to "other" mainstream OS. And what I really enjoy most is the feeling of the community and how users/developers cooperate and care.
I have been distro hopping for almost a year and passed by FreeBSD for a few days.
I am interested in trying and hopefully installing GhostBSD and make it my default and just live with it forever.
What I see attractive in GhostBSD (as far as I understand - correct me if I am wrong, please):
- It is a rolling release, so install once and that's it.
It is BSD, which I believe by design better than Linux.
I believe I can install software from other Linux distros in case it is not available in BSD
It runs from RAM, which makes it much faster and more responsive.
- I love KDE, but I found it is MATE, and XFCE (will start with MATE if there is no KDE by default)
I care about searching for words or part of inside text files, PDF, DOC, XLS,... whatever.
Under Linux I installed it on BTRFS but used Recoll instead of Baloo because Baloo didn't play well with BTRFS. So I wonder how is Baloo doing with ZFS? (under BTRFS it was indexing snapshots all the time as new files, so after 3 snapshots if I search it gives 4 results of the same unique file). Is it so under GhostBSD ZFS?
If I use MATE, can I just install Baloo and Dolphin file manager under MATE?
Is it easy to convert my system to be only KDE?
I booted a live image but had a problem I couldn't have internet or any network whether WiFi or cable. I will create another thread for this.
Finally, again, I hope I am welcome, hope I am still welcome after all these questions.