Free BSD

Josef Karthauser joe
Thu Jul 1 18:13:00 BST 1999

On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 06:09:20PM +0100, Paul O' Donovan wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>                         I know that this is probably not the best place
> to post this question, but I'm going to ask anyway!.
> At present I'm using windows 95 and for little other than intereast I am
> now seriously thinking of making the switch to
> Free BSD 2.2.6. which I purchased from Walnut Creek cdrom 1 year ago. My
> computer is for home use only, wordprocessing, spreadsheet, games
> internet  and E-mail. Various failures (well 3 half hatred attempts) at
> getting BSD up and running have been my experience to date. I did get
> the x-window system up and running once I logged in as root but that was
> about it. I had no sound, no modem no softerware nothing and the screen
> resolution was awful the view area was about 4 times the size of the
> screen.
>         All I really want to know is if BSD is a viable alternative to
> win'95 on a home computer for some fairly mundane computing.
> Yours Faithfully
> Paul O' Donovan.

If you do decide to go for FreeBSD find a copy of 3.2 first.
There have been five versions released since the one that you've got.

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