On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Mike Machuidel wrote: > I've been using Linux for about 7 years. At the > beginning the Linux community was still very small and > very little people ever heard about it or even knew > what is was. Many people called me crazy/stupid/dumb > because I wasn't using Windows and told me I would > never find a job as a programmer. Now everyone > suddenly thinks I'm cool :S and ask if I could install > Linux for them. > > All these years I've seen Linux grow. I helped people > on IRC while more and more users were coming with > their questions. Yesterday I decided to go back to the > IRC channel, after about 4 years, to ask a question > about USB (I'm not really into USB). What happened > really turned me off. They called me "a troll", that I > should "go back to Windows", I'm "too dumb to use > Linux" and because I told them "I've been on this > channel even before you began using Linux" they kicked > me off. This is 1 of the many examples. As far as I remember, Bill Gates, not known as a linux friend, called FreeBSD "cool". I don't know, if that helps, but you are welcome anyway :-)
For the rest of your questions: I would just give a 4.9 -RELEASE standard installation a try. Most startup questions are answered in http://www.freebsd.org/handbook All 10000 known applications can be browsed and installed via the ports-collection (also --> handbook). Have fun. Uli. > > It may sound weird, but because of what the Linux > community has become I would like to try and switch > some of my systems over to FreeBSD. First I have some > questions about what to expect: > > Is there any alternative for Shorewall? If not, would > it be wise to port it to FreeBSD? > > Is FreeBSD using PAM by default? Will the combination > of pam_ldap + nss_ldap + OpenLDAP work? > > Can FreeBSD resolve reverse dependecies? Is there > something to clean up orphan dependecies? > > Does FreeBSD have something like SYSV modules (just > asking, of course there's kill)? > > How well does DRM/DRI work in FreeBSD? > > Is it possible to PXE boot the FreeBSD installation > and install from the network (without setting up NFS)? > > Are there any recommendations for managing a hosting > server? Software? Configurations? > > These were all question for now. I hope the story at > the beginning wasn't too much and didn't violate the > rules of this forum. > > Thank you, > Mike Machuidel ;) > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it! > http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ps/sb/ > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > +---------------------------+ | Peter Ulrich Kruppa | | Wuppertal | | Germany | +---------------------------+ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"