Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-11 Thread Erik Sabowski
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, James Hicks wrote: require any kind of defrag? I was told by my UNIX instructor that freebsd had hardware recognition trouble. Is this true and if so has it been fixed? of the 3 or 4 linux distros I have experience with, one 1 has not required me to manually add a device

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Roman Neuhauser
# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-01-09 21:26:10 -0800: I have been doing a lot of reading in magazines like pcmagazine and sought info online using sources like the freebsd homepage, zdnet, cnet, etc. I'm hearing alot of your UNIX os. I have a few questions about the system. First of all, is

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Jack L. Stone
At 09:26 PM 1.9.2003 -0800, James Hicks wrote: To whom it may concern, My name is James. I'm a junior college graduate with an A.S. degree in Computer Applications. I took a class in UNIX about a year ago. The os we used was Mandrake Linux. I've learned to like Red Hat and have version 8.0 on

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Andrew Y Ng
On 0, P. U. Kruppa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And ... if you know Linux you can easily install and setup FreeBSD on your machine and find out everything yourself. that's not really true, the RH installer is a lot easier to use for most ppl than sysinstall. for some reason I prefer sysinstall

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Mike Meyer
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], James Hicks [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: First of all, is freebsd a real UNIX? By that I'm asking whether or not there is real UNIX code in it or is it a clone just like linux is? It's not a clone like Linux is, but there is no longer any ATT-derived code in it. See the

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread P. U. Kruppa
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Andrew Y Ng wrote: On 0, P. U. Kruppa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And ... if you know Linux you can easily install and setup FreeBSD on your machine and find out everything yourself. that's not really true, the RH installer is a lot easier to use for most ppl than

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Roman Neuhauser
# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-01-10 17:23:29 +: On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Andrew Y Ng wrote: On 0, P. U. Kruppa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And ... if you know Linux you can easily install and setup FreeBSD on your machine and find out everything yourself. that's not really true, the RH

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread BSD baby
I was told by my UNIX instructor that freebsd had hardware recognition trouble. Is this true and if so has it been fixed? I find the OPPOSITE to be true! Hell if Windows isn't recognizing some ethernet card, video card, sound card, I stick it in my FreeBSD machine where it's instantly

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread Mike Hogsett
I'm always AMAZED at how well FreeBSD (and OpenBSD) just recognize things immediately: no special drivers-CD-or-floppy needed. The flip-side of this is that it is often very simple to lift a harddrive with freebsd installed from one machine and place it in another and not have the device

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-10 Thread paul beard
I kicked this thread across to advocacy when it started, so it may be worth following it up over there. -- Paul Beard http://paulbeard.no-ip.org/movabletype/ 8040 27th Ave NE Seattle WA 98115 / 206 529 8400 Genetics explains why you look like your father, and if you don't, why you should.

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-09 Thread P. U. Kruppa
There have been many long discussions about all your questions. A good starting point to get all the answers you need is the FreeBSD homepage www.freebsd.org . And ... if you know Linux you can easily install and setup FreeBSD on your machine and find out everything yourself. Have fun! Uli.

Re: freebsd curiosity

2003-01-09 Thread P. U. Kruppa
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, P. U. Kruppa wrote: There have been many long discussions about all your questions. A good starting point to get all the answers you need is the FreeBSD homepage www.freebsd.org . And ... if you know Linux you can easily install and setup FreeBSD on your machine and