On 1/16/07, Ata ur Rehman Alvi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
HELLO

I AM A NEWBIE FOR UNIX PLATEFORM, AND I DONT KNOW ABOUT FTP DOWNLOADING
IDEA. WOULD U TELL ME HOW TO DOWNLOAD FREE BSD UNIX AND HOW TO INSTALL, I AM
HAVING NO RESPONSE WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD. AND IN DOCUMENTATION I CANT FIND
MUCH HELP

Hi!

FreeBSD is not very popular in Saudi Arabia, but
there's an increasing amount of interest in the
Arab world. There used to be a mirror close to
you (ftp://ftp.isu.net.sa/), but FreeBSD is not
available from there at the moment.

You can download FreeBSD over http from a number
of places:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors-ftp.html

Just select any mirror with "http" written next
to it, for example this one is in Turkey:

http://ftp.tr.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/

Unfortunately, there's not much documentation on
FreeBSD in Arabic, so you'll have to read through
our English handbook:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install.html

If you have major difficulty, maybe you should
start with FreeBSD-based distributions like
PC-BSD or DesktopBSD. They are easier to install
for newcomers:

http://www.pcbsd.org/
http://www.desktopbsd.net/
http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/pcbsd/1.3/PCBSD-1.3.01-x86-CD1.iso
http://62.141.59.55/DesktopBSD/DesktopBSD-1.0-x86-CD.iso

My father is very fluent in Arabic, but I'm just
starting to convert him from Windows to Unix, so
you'll have to wait a few years before he can
provide support I guess :-)

Good luck!
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