[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió: > >> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 08:00:23AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: >> >>> >>> On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 11:58 +0100, peter wrote: >>> > Dear sirs >>> > >>> > please can you help me i am totally confused i want to change from >>> > windows vista >>> > >>> > but i cannot understand which system to use >>> > >>> > i am not sure if freebsd will work with my hardware and software
Take a look at the FreeBSD FAQ here - section 4 is the one you need. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/index.html Some research om the hardware front can save you lots of pain later. >>> > >>> > kind regards >>> > >>> > Peter >>> >>> Welcome to the free world Peter! >>> >>> FreeBSD is a very powerful and stable system, but that said it is also >>> very hands on - the opposite extreme of vista which is all hands off. >>> This means that you will have a very steep learning curve. >>> >>> This list is /very/ helpful, others may not be so friendly or helpful. >>> This is great for newbies who need some real help in getting to know >>> their system and fixing problems, but there are times when even this is >>> not enough if you don't have enough experience with the system. >>> >>> My advice is this: get used to the *nix (linux, unix and other >>> derivatives) systems and how they do things, and the best way to do this >>> is to use linux which is like a halfway house for windows users. The >>> software available for all systems is HUGE. And all this software will >>> usually run on both systems. The difference is linux will take care of a >>> lot of maintenance for you (like vista), but still allows you to get >>> your hands dirty hacking the system to your hearts content. >>> >>> This is not to deter you from using FreeBSD - linux is a tough system >>> when compared to windows, but FreeBSD is even tougher; bit like >>> comparing a tank to fort knox. But the ease of use and experience you'll >>> gain from using linux will be more forgiving than using FreeBSD. >> >> This is just wrong. I have always found FreeBSD to be easier >> to install and configure the way I want it that the Red Hat or Suse >> I often have to use for some servers at work. > > Amen to that. I've converted many Ubuntu users who had shot > themselves in the foot. They are now happy freeBSD users. YMMV > > ed >> >> You can learn them all if you want and use them all. >> But, don't be bullied in to believing that FreeBSD is any harder >> than the Lunix flavors out there. Well, depending on the needs, expectations and background of the learner I guess that sometimes it might feel harder! Again YMMV. One thing which makes the transition easier is the marvellous FreeBSD handbook and documentation. Two websites I found helpful were (and are!) Roland Smith's FreeBSD page here http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/freebsd/ (Thank you Roland!!) and this one http://www.math.colostate.edu/~reinholz/freebsd/freebsd.html Good luck, atb Glyn _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"