Friends... thank you for all of your responses. Last night I read a big chunk of the handbook and read articles such as Very helpful. I was impressed with the quality of the documentation and I like the disciplined approach to FreeBSD.

The more I read, the more I was convinced that FreeBSD was what I was looking for and would satisfy some of my needs/disillusionment with Linux. I look forward to putting it on a box and starting the learn the differences. Many thanks again!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chad Perrin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: Is it difficult to move from Linux?

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 07:33:57PM +0100, Donovan R. Palmer wrote:

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 found it dead easy -- much, much easier than making the switch from MS
Windows to Linux was.

The best source of information on FreeBSD for new FreeBSD users is, in my
opinion, the FreeBSD handbook:

Another excellent source of information is The Complete FreeBSD:

There are a couple other books out there that I've found to be quite
excellent, as well.

In general, I think you'll find much of the differences between most
Linux distributions and FreeBSD quite minor, but a touch strange at
first, and in the long run very positive.  At least, that's my

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
They always say that when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade.
I always wonder -- isn't the lemonade going to suck if life doesn't give
you any sugar?
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