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 first tried to FreeBSD 4.3 coming from RedHat Linux. My main problem was configuring X but there were other things too, so I fell back on Linux. Then I made the switch when RH got to 8.0 which was full of bugs and it somehow just came very easy. I don't know what I did, I guess I just got it right. I had no problem with X. Since then, I just wonder what took me so long to make the switch.

Another typical "problem" is that Linux users are used to bash. And the default shell in FreeBSD is csh. I made that switch too, actually I quite like it now.

There is plenty of documentation, I often found myself browsing documentation for FreeBSD while using Linux because it was just better written. Check the handbook for a start.

Cheers, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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