Who the hell is Steve Case?
Yes, that's why I use it as my dekstop OS as well.I would say that FreeBSD makes a better desktop for me because of the frequent updates to the ports tree. I like having Gnome 2.10 installed and having 2.12 probably ready a few weeks after its release.
A security branch wouldn't be bad, but a stable branch is what we really need. I'm very disappointed whenever I have to update my ports tree whenever I see that some port is somewhat broken or so. For example, last time I updated, there seemed to be an issue with glib (not so severe, but still an issue). That was pretty much a while ago. Haven't updated since, as I haven't had enough time. I just wish the ports Just Worked (tm). I know though that it's not an easy task.My personal wish is that FreeBSD would take the same approach that OpenBSD had NetBSD have with their ports trees and create a security branch. That would give me the size of the FreeBSD ports tree with the stability of the Open/Net Trees.
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?