User Bit Cannon shows us how to get GNOME 3 desktop environment set up on FreeBSD. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions, including their thoughts on GNOME.

freebsd-gnome-desktopAs part of my evaluation of macOS alternatives I set up GNOME 3 on FreeBSD. I received some comments asking about this so I thought I’d expand on it a little further.

FreeBSD GNOME desktop

I’m a FreeBSD fan and (small scale) donor. It was the first open source OS I ran back in 2000 and I continue to use it today. In fact, this very blog is hosted on VPS running FreeBSD. I like it because:

  • it’s compact and efficient

  • stable and reliable

  • built as an integrated, consistent base operating system

  • released under a permissive licence

Full tutorial: