On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, Spuds wrote:
> Hello, Hi Bryan > > My name is Bryan and I am interested in using FreeBSD on my computer. Before I do > so, I have a couple of questions I was wondering you could answer. > 1) Is FreeBSD truly free, as in I don't have to pay for it and can download it at no > charge or is FreeBSD just a name? > Yes Freebsd is truly free. The only way you would have to pay for it is if you bought a CD with it on from somewhere like freebsdmall. If you download it all it costs you is time and bandwidth. > 2) Is FreeBSD in any way affected by the SCO lawsuits against Linux distributors and > commercial users, as I am aware that FreeBSD is based on Unix? I believe it is the > fact that Linux may have Unix code, but I am not sure, as I have read many different > opinions. Have a read of http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3415&page=8 > > 3) Is FreeBSD compatible with Linux software? I believe I read that somewhere. Some (most ?) Linux apps will run on FreeBSD, see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu.html But most Apps for linux have a native FreeBSD counterpart anyway. > > 4) Can FreeBSD run on a laptop that is hardware compatible, as I know some OS's > cannot run on laptops but can on desktops? > I run freebsd 5.2.1 just fine on my Toshiba Tecra 8100. have an ask about specifics on the freebsd-mobile list > Thank you for your time. > Vince > Bryan > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"