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----- QUOTE: 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? T.I.A. ----- /QUOTE You will get differencing opinions, views, and methods to FreeBSD. What seems to be generally recommended as a good and very true info is http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php A few more, such as onlamp.com, oreillynet.com and a few more pages really focus, and have a dead-on correct view, implementation and view of the BSD systems. Personally, I see FreeBSD the most mature, OpenBSD the most secure, and NetBSD as the most portable. DesktopBSD and PC-BSD on the desktops. I run FreeBSD on my desktop, but I'm willing to spend the little more time to have the name FreeBSD there. :) FreeBSD's 7.0 release is just around the corner, and on one of the developer's blogs (search this mailing list archives for the link) -- FreeBSD 7.0 is wanting to be released before the new year. Lots of people are dying for it to be released. I'm downloading the BETA1 right now, and gonna start throwing it on machines to help them test. Donovan, the most important thing that I can help you in your transition to FreeBSD is the fact that it may look like, feel like, and play like XYZ Linux distribution. But under the hood, is an entirely different engine. Take your time, it IS a different world and you WILL have to re-learn many things. Keeping this in mind, should make your FreeBSD transition one of the most entertaining, and useful transitions you could do. So the fact that your subject is a question, my answer is "not likely, if you have the time for it." --Tim If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. "I can" is a way of life. More and Bigger is not always Better. The road to success is always uphill. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"