On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 04:41:45PM -0500, Jud wrote: > > On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:41:40 +0100, "Alex de Kruijff" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > > On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 07:01:36PM +0000, Lewis Thompson wrote: > > > Hey guys, > > > > > > I'm a first year CS student at Manchester and I've been given the task > > > of writing a 1,000 word essay on something computer-related. It can be > > > pretty much anything I want (I think). I've decided FreeBSD is > > > interesting, the OS I advocate and that I shall write about this. > > > > > > I am planning to write a brief history of the four BSDs, going way > > > back in time (probably a few words on Ritchie, etc.) but then > > > concentrate on FreeBSD. > > > > My advise would be to pick one subject and stick with that. Don't go > > into the history in general if you for something detailed about FreeBSD > > and if you go for the hirstory don't write about something detailed. > > You'll proberbly find that you have lots to write about. > > > > I have two subjects you may like: > > 1. The history starting from 1978 until now. Perhaps something about the > > feutere of BSD (dead), BSDi (could be dead), FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. > > 2. FreeBSD 5 (History of FreeBSD 5, feutes, compersent betwain 4 and 5 > > and 5 and linux. If you have space over one detailed subject.) > > > > The history in it self should be larg enove and intersating on its own. > > You could start with the outcomming of Unix and go on to the univeristy > > of Berkley. Then go to the outcomming of FreeBSD, NetBSD and BSDi. > > Followed by the lawsute betain Unix and BSDi & BSD. Then OpenBSD came > > out in 1995. Recently Apple followed with Darwin (based on NetBSD and > > FreeBSD). As altenative there are two CD versions (NetBox and FreeBIE) > > and a small version (PicoBSD) wich are based on FreeBSD. Ending with a > > compersent betwain all versions. > > > > > I'm really asking if anybody can suggest any particularly interesting > > > topics that I can go away and research and then include in my essay. I > > > guess since it's only a short essay I can't have /too/ much detail and I > > > didn't particularly want to try and explain something /very/ complicated > > > (although please suggest just the same ;). > > > > Another subject would be the outcomming of FreeBSD 5. If you go this way > > skip the general history!! Only go for the relevent history for this > > version. Then coninue on the new and cool feutures of FreeBSD 5. Maybe > > talk about one or two in more detail. And a compersent betwain FreeBSD 4 > > and 5. > > For something sufficiently technical as well as a bit controversial, what > about comparing/contrasting the two roads from version 4 of FreeBSD - > version 5 vs. DragonflyBSD?
Thats more or less my second idee. You can talk about coll things like fsck your slice and not umount it. -- Alex Articles based on solutions that I use: http://www.kruijff.org/alex/index.php?dir=docs/FreeBSD/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"