On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:40:53AM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:32:08PM -0800, Donald Laniohan wrote: > > > My task is to build a BSD server and do something with it. That is all the > > information he gave me, that, and any questions I have to make Google my > > best friend, which I have. i remember building my first whitebox, it was a > > 386 with windows 3.1. I remember when I built my 486 and stole a copy of > > windows 95. I thought I was a savage. BSD, however, has showed me how > > juvenile I have been. If I do not master BSD my brother is going to keep me > > as a desktop support for his windows clients and I want to progress past > > this. So he's giving me a 1u, and said to put BSD on it and make it do > > something, im just so stuck in my windows comfort zone I can't think of what > > I would need a unix server to that I couldn't make windows do for me. I know > > this is trivial but if somebody could offer any suggestion or resource I, > > and my career, would greatly appreciate it > > > > Good for your brother. > > First thing to do is get on the FreeBSD website: http://www.freebsd.org/ > and start reading. Especially read the handbook and things about > installing and setting up FreeBSD. > > Then put some stuff on it, such as browser (Firefox, probably), > web server (Apache), office tools (OpenOffice) and maybe a few games > from /usr/ports and learn to use those. You might want to add > database (MySQL), interpreter (Perl, PHP) and other stuff as needed.
I forgot to mention and should add, FreeBSD comes with Email (sendmail) ready to go, just turn it on, firewall, and with X-windows configured, a good windows server, plus there are thousands of other utilities, relevant for specific needs, such as xv, xfig graphics and sounds programs, etc. ////jerry > > Have fun. > > ////jerry > > > Donald Laniohan > > > > MLAN Consulting > > San Diego, CA > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"