,--[ On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:10:11AM +0100, Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
| Hello,
| I have a basic Acer Aspire with Vista on it but I am very unhappy
| about the speed of work on it. I do not want to wipe out MS system (at
| least not yet) but would like to give FreeBSD or PCBSD a try.
| 1. Am I safe by installing FreeBSD alongside Vista? Will the
| installation not destroy MS system?

Yup you're safe. But make sure you've read FreeBSD Handbook[1] before
proceeding to install.

| 2. I have installed FreeBSD a few times but only with console access,
| never with X windows. Would it be better to install PCBSD on the Acer
| machine? I have never configured X windows and not sure how long it
| could take with FreeBSD (actually I mean things like Gnome or KDE).

No ideas about FreeBSD supporting your Acer box. Anyways, it won't be
difficult configuring X in FreeBSD, but if you're new to FreeBSD, you
can try PC-BSD.

| 3. The wi-fi card is probably Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Any
| chance such wireless card will be supported by FreeBSD or PCBSD?

No ideas.

| Which is a better solution for a home user?

I never used PC-BSD so no comments.

[1] - http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/

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