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Old 07-18-2001, 09:23 AM   #1
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FreeBSD


Does anyone here use FreeBSD ? I would like to hear a little feedback from some users.
Thank you!!
 
Old 07-27-2001, 04:30 PM   #2
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My friend uses it and likes it a lot. He says it's a lot cleaner than most linux distributions. He also likes the feature (if you have a fast connection it's good) where you can make it automatically download and install the programs that you choose.
 
Old 07-27-2001, 11:30 PM   #3
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I would be interested to know what fast connection he has? I have an alcatel usb pppoa speedtouch and its been the devil to work with... i did download the 4.2 stable version, but i set the ftp up and went to work..got home and 4 gigs was downloaded!! lol turns out the "packages" folder was there as well as the source..lol lol so know i have every single program for bsd tared on my drive.. lol lol.
The directions for the modem are very complex, but i am learning along the way..i am soooo close to being an expert at kernel comiling! lol
thanks for answering, and any advice would be welcome.
 
Old 07-28-2001, 01:44 AM   #4
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He had dsl, but he doesn't anymore. Anyway, like I said, my friend highly recommends it. I was talking to him and I said I was thinking about installing slackware so I could learn a lot more about how linux works while i configured it, and he said I should really try freebsd. That's about as far as MY expertise goes
 
Old 07-28-2001, 01:51 AM   #5
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ive been trying all night to get freebsd to install... i think i missed some files.. or something got corrupted. :-( ill break down and buy. so far, i have tried several distros..i could on and on about each one.. but its just a matter of likes and dislikes.. try a few and see what you like. as far as getting to know how a kernel works, what better place than unix (*BSD)
I got NetBSD to work on an atari 600 xl home computer. lol
 
Old 08-01-2001, 01:04 PM   #6
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well, i JUST installed freeBSD in the last 2 days and not being a linux/unix person it took severl attempts to do it. Had major problem setting up X so gave up then tried xf86config AFTER install and then 'startx' but that failed miserably.. :-(

oh well... i AM in a learning mode so i've not given up hope yet but so far freeBSD isn't near as appealing as the free Mandrake 8.0 offering.
 
Old 08-01-2001, 10:32 PM   #7
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(i lived in houston for many years)
its a pain to start and lord knows i have tried :smash:

i liked red hat.. i have learned a lot about kernels.. but i couldnt compile a kernel on mandrake.. i must have installed it wrong. next i will try out suse. i ordered the cds from freebsd mall, im excited about it, and to learn about systems management. it will be nice to learn from the ground up, maby then i can stop with the stupid newbie questions and stump these gurus with somthing really interesting
 
Old 08-02-2001, 01:59 PM   #8
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rog... yu will like suse!

i started out with mandrake back last october...i had bought my very first computer only a couple of months before. true, i had some fun with win98 that came with it but i knew there was something more...thats when i discovered LINUX! A true hacker's OS...

At any rate, last january i decided to give suse a try (it was the only distro at a compusa in morrow, ga.). It was a lot harder than mandrake but i found out once a person understands what the basics are (rog, i know you are that and a lot more;-) i wont insult you...) then even the linux expert will find out how very configurable a suse install will be...

Suse uses YAST (Yet Another Setup Tool --what else??hehe) to configure almost everything... kernal compiling is simple as well... If youre into X then SuSE has a real garphical X configurator called SAX (makes xconfigurator, drakx, lizard, xf86setup, etc look like the windows3.1 setup screen :-)) i have tried it on a variety of new and semi-legacy hardware, vid card, and monitor setups. They all have seemed to work...

So, i know i sound like a suse salesman but i have tried so far...mandrake, redhat, caldera, debian, and slack...suse in my opinion is pretty damn good...the server not as good as slack but heads above the others as a workstation!
 
Old 08-02-2001, 09:44 PM   #9
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Good to know that... i suspected as much based on what i've read and heard from others... and suse will definately be my next install.. (i built a system just for testing and learning new os's) i don't want to run the freebe 'run from a cd' version so i'll have to wait till i have a little more time and moola to invest in this project (ie: self teaching linux/unix) if you know of any .iso files with suse that can be downloaded, I'll try them out and as usual (if i like it) i'll buy it... (freeware/shareware is the only way to go)

so... again thanks for the input... good luck and keep in touch...


mike..
 
Old 08-02-2001, 09:50 PM   #10
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Re: rog... yu will like suse!

Quote:
Originally posted by philfighter
but i knew there was something more...thats when i discovered LINUX! A true hacker's OS...

At any rate, last january i decided to give suse a try (it was the only distro at a compusa in morrow, ga.). It was a lot harder than mandrake but i found out once a person understands what the basics are (rog, i know you are that and a lot more;-) i wont insult you...) then even the linux expert will find out how very configurable a suse install will be...

Suse uses YAST (Yet Another Setup Tool --what else??hehe) to configure almost everything... kernal compiling is simple as well... If youre into X then SuSE has a real garphical X configurator called SAX (makes xconfigurator, drakx, lizard, xf86setup, etc look like the windows3.1 setup screen :-)) i have tried it on a variety of new and semi-legacy hardware, vid card, and monitor setups. They all have seemed to work...

So, i know i sound like a suse salesman but i have tried so far.
naw...you dont sound like a salesman..lol :-)
 
  


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