,--[ 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 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. References:  - http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ HTH -- Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल http://wahjava.wordpress.com/ ·-- ·- ···· ·--- ·- ···- ·- ·--·-· --· -- ·- ·· ·-·· ·-·-·- -·-· --- --
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