> I've been learning about a bunch of the BSD OSes, and i want to try Free > BSD, but i can't figure out how to download it and the instructions don't > make sense. I am running Windows XP OS- can you tell me how to download > Free BSD with it?
The easiest method is probably to download CD-ROM images as per instructions at: http://www.freebsd.org/where.html More specifically for amd64 (if you have one of the newer 64 bit computers) you have: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/ Or for i386 (older 32 bit): ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/ DIsc 1 (ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/7.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso and ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/7.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso respectively) are enough to install the operating system directly from CD. For actually burning the images onto a physical CD, you would have to use whichever CD burning software you have in Windows XP. Make sure you consult the FreeBSD handbook in relation to installation and aftewards: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ I don't know if this made any more sense than what you have already read. If things are unclear, please clarify what part you are having trouble will! -- / Peter Schuller PGP userID: 0xE9758B7D or 'Peter Schuller <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>' Key retrieval: Send an E-Mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] E-Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web: http://www.scode.org
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