Thanks, guys, for the information. This is really helpful.

Giorgos, just apologizing that I used the word "level-headed". In
hindsight "more informative" would have been more appropriate.

I'm currently using PC-BSD - and the journey so far has been tremendous.

Happy to be part of the BSD world ;-)



On Nov 10, 2007 5:10 PM, Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 06:05:35PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 03:45:30PM -0600, John Smith wrote:
> >
> > > I'd expected a more level headed reply from this FreeBSD list. How is
> > > a newbie supposed to know the differenced and how can I test this if I
> > > don't have a spare machine?
> > >
> > > My question was more out of interest. This mailing list is called
> > > FreeBSD-Questions, so why can't I asked a reasonable question and
> > > expect a reasonable reply...?
> >
> > Because, like the software creation, the responses on the questions
> > list are done by volunteers.   You happened to get one who seemed
> > to need to respond, but didn't have any information to respond with.
>
> Didn't notice who had made that response.  It was by someone who would
> really know, but was still unfortunately short on information.
>
> ////jerry
>
>
>
> >
> > You will probably also get some more useful responses.  (Sorry, I
> > don't know much about nano, tiny or pico BSD except that those  words
> > tend to be used to imply very small)
> >
> > Of course, you could try to experiment.  You could try dual-booting
> > the machine you have and put those on the other part.
> >
> > ////jerry
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Nov 10, 2007 9:40 AM, Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > > On 2007-11-09 17:01, John Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > > > Can anybody please explain to my what the differences are between
> > > > > nanobsd, picobsd and tinybsd.
> > > > >
> > > > > They all seem to be doing the same (creating a minimal FreeBSD image
> > > > > that can be used in embedded systems), or is this not right?
> > > >
> > > > What don't you experiment with them, and see? :)
> > > >
> > > >
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