Yeah (and I realize this is a couple of weeks too late; sorry) Ports is l33t.
My only problem is that I use *n?x as a desktop OS and FreeBSD just doesn't do it for me. Methinks it's the scheduler, combined with what is perhaps a subpar sound driver, as audio constantly cut out on me while trying to play MP3s and Vorbs.
Right now I'm using Debian Sid, and with Debian, as with *BSD, minimal can be MINIMAL. Software installation isn't quite as elegant as Ports. The main thing that's keeping me with Linux right now is the preemptible scheduling patch. Anything that has "realtime" priority takes priority.
I hear rumors that FreeBSD will get preemptible scheduling in the future; when that happens, the OS will be more suitable for a desktop OS, IMHO.
The system I'm rooting for now is Gentoo Linux, though I'm not currently using it. Its Portage tree uses Python rather than Makefiles. May sound weird, but while there are several different Make implementations, there is, more or less, just one Python so far. :-)
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