Can I start using FreeBSD as desktop machine
I have been moved to new project which is based on FreeBSD. So I was wondering best of way of mastering it would be to start using at home as a Desktop OS.
I have used Redhat, Debian, SLES & right now I am using OpenSUSE 10.3. I just have following requirements for my Desktop PC:
1.] I should be able to use Torrents. Thus should be able to install any GUI based Bit Torrent client.
2.] Should be able to install Adobe Acrobat reader. Can't compromise it
3.] I love watching movies. I watch around 3-4 movies a week. I have been using VLC player from past many years and have never looked back. It has been able to play movies of all codecs. But I won't mind using some other movie player as long as its able to play movies of all types from rm format to wmv format to avi format etc.....
4.] Like wise I want any light weight MP3 player capable of playing internet radio.
5.] Should be able to use Thunderbird but won't mind using some other email client.
6.] Should be able to use Open-Office
7.] Should be able to use Skype. Can't compromise it.
8.] I should be able to install VMware on it :-)
Is FreeBSD capable of providing above mentioned stuff and suffice my needs.?
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