> Message: 20
> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:12:39 +1200
> From: "Julian R A Manning" <julian.r.a.mann...@gmail.com>
> Subject: questions about FreeBSD
> To: <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
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> Dear Sir/Madam
> I have some questions about FreeBSD. The questions I had in
> mind are:
Such general questions imply "homework assignment."
Somebody already replied with a link to the Handbook: It mainly covers
installing and configuring FreeBSD.
> . What type of OS is
> it? Is it single/multi user, multitasking, what
> family does it belong to?
Yes, it supports all three. Single-user mode is usually reserved for emergency
> . General features
> (at least three)? Firewall, GUI, Networking and
> so on.
Yes, But the GUI is part of the "Ports" collection (X Window system (xorg))
> . Minimum Hardware
> Requirements? Processors, RAM, Hard drive space,
> type of monitors and so on.
Almost anything made in the past 10 years will do.
> . File system
> . Applications (at
> least three)? eg. wordprocessing and so on.
See the ports collection (Chapter 4 of Handbook).
> It would be very helpful if you could just pass on this
> email to someone who
> has experience with FreeBSD.
> Yours sincerely, Julian Manning
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