On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 12:19:34PM -0800, Jim Pazarena wrote: > Wojciech Puchar wrote: > >>please can you help me i am totally confused i want to change from > >>windows vista > >> > >>but i cannot understand which system to use > > > >maybe windows XP? > > > >> > >>i am not sure if freebsd will work with my hardware and software > > > >simply check it. > > unless you think this may be a troll, > your comments seem a great way to chase away a potential convert to FreeBSD.
Yes, curt answers are generally not helpful to newbies. They might occasionally (rarely) be relevant for experienced userd but are not welcome in circumstances like this. The reply is suggesting the Original Poster (OP) just try out FreeBSD and see if it works for him. Really, that is a good idea. But there is help available before that in the FreeBSD Handbook and the FAQ and some online publications available for free around the net. So, go to the FreeBSD web page. Click on the 'Learn More' and 'New to FreeBSD?' links about 1/3 the way down the page and read what is there and follow some of the more interesting links. Then click on 'Documentation' and get a little familiar with that. By then, you should at least have some idea of what FreeBSD is all about. Then you can ask more specific questions or more importantly, downlod the most recent version (7.1 by then) and install it, preferably on a fresh disk, and play around. You can't hurt anything that can't be fixed by just trashing it all and starting over. FreeBSD is very different from Microsloth stuff. Most especially it has a completely different attitude toward the way to develop, install, administer and use an Operating System. There is much less GUI stuff and more learning about how the system actually works -- but along with that there is much more control over the system and much more freedom to make it do what you really want rather than what some marketing suit thinks you should want to do with it. It is really all layed out wide open for you to dig in and do what you want. But, because of that, you have to take some responsibility to learn the how and what and why of it. So, have fun, ////jerry > -- > Jim Pazarena [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]"