On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:33:57 +0100 "Donovan R. Palmer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi, > > I have been using Linux for over 10 years, but have for a number of reasons > become very interested in learning to use FreeBSD. Are there any ex or > current Linux users here and could you tell me how hard it is to make the > shift from Linux? Is there anything in particular which has been written > which would be useful to read? I have very little experience of Linux; I 'found' FreeBSD long before I had even heard of it! I read an article recently which expresses what it was like for someone who recently converted: http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index.php?title=the_bsd_community_compared_to_the_linux_&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 I've heard some Linux users complain about the installer. Words like "arcane" were used. If you think you may struggle with that, then may I reccommend PC-BSD. I've been using it on a spare PC for a while now and really like it. It's installer is better than any of the few Linux distros I've tried. It's based on FreeBSD of course (Stable I believe). As for what to read; The Handbook is a must: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ -- Thanks, John. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"