Free BSD

Dom Mitchell dom
Thu Jul 1 19:55:03 BST 1999

On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 06:30:41PM +0100, Michael Saunby wrote:
> I don't know what proportion of the UK group learnt all about UNIX from 
> installing FreeBSD on a home machine.  Everyone has their own reason for 
> installing it, and learning about UNIX, even using it as a replacement for 
> Windows is viable (though I'm using Outlook on Windows 98 right now, cos 
> I'll use anything, even MVS).  

Although you'd have trouble running MVS at home.  :-)

> But unless you really have little interest 
> in using your PC other than to learn about computing you're probably not 
> going to want to ditch Windows straight away; it's not like changing cars. 
>  FreeBSD can handle many things, but your normal human can absorb all the 
> new information needed to do it well in less than a couple of months. So if 
> you've got the space install FreeBSD alongside Windows, or even buy another 
> disk to put it on, better still another PC (it really is good enough to buy 
> a 2nd PC to run it on!)

When I said "we", officer, I was referring to myself, the four young
ladies, and, of course, the goat.

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