--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > hi i am doing a project for school: > > find an alternative operating system - one that will > run my computer > without Windows being installed. The cheaper the > better (Hint start your > search with the word "free"). Find out what the > software does, what > applications it supports (e.g., will it run > Microsoft Office), how much it > costs. > > > does your OS relate to this project? any help would > be appreciated. > > thank you > tom gunderman > <BR><BR><BR>**************************************<BR> > AOL now offers free > email to everyone. Find out more about what's free > from AOL at > http://www.aol.com. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >
Hello Tom, With respect to your home work assignment: "does your OS relate to this project? any help would be appreciated." The answer is yes. Now keep in mind that this is a users mailing list. This translates into support gets done via volunteers; just an information tid bit. "find an alternative operating system - one that will run my computer without Windows being installed." Here is the home page to FreeBSD: www.freebsd.org . It has a good description of the Operating System. The answer is yes, this is an operating system that does not require the use of Microsoft Windows. "Find out what the software does, what applications it supports (e.g., will it run Microsoft Office), how much it costs. " FreeBSD by itself doesn't support Microsoft Applications; however there is a program called WINE that allows Microsoft applications to be run via a compatibility layer via a Windows API (Application Program Interface). More information can be found here: www.winehq.com What other applications does FreeBSD support? http://www.freebsd.org/ports/ The above is a link to a database that has over 16414 ports. What is a port? Well, I cannot do all your home work. :-) Keep in mind that there are several applications out there that have similar functionality to the Microsoft world. Here is a quick list of equivalents: Open Office similar to MS Office http://www.openoffice.org/ Web browser Firefox similar to IE http://www.mozilla.org There are several more that exist; but this is just to illustrate a point. Browse the ports collection; change the list to "listed by logical group" located on the left hand side of the screen. Ports will be grouped by functionality. PS: Additional information can be found here: http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html Hope this helps. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by "Green Rating" at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center. http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"