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Getting Started With FreeBSD 8.1

Sep 16, 2010, 18:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"FreeBSD is a UNIX-like OS that has been around since 1993. If you're familiar with Linux or other UNIXes, you have most of the knowledge required to try it out, but you will also notice a few differences. Those familiar with the underpinnings of Mac OSX know that it, too, is based on BSD.

"FreeBSD isn't as popular as the better-known Linux distros, but it has a strong reputation for reliability and robustness, and it's still in active development. For my first foray into FreeBSD, I tried out the latest stable version (8.1), which was released mid-July. Installation and Setup

"The homepage has a handful of install images, including a small net install and a full DVD. I had some difficulty with the net install, but I was successful with the DVD. (Note that if you're trying out FreeBSD on a virtual machine, there is a known bug with VirtualBox; Parallels seems to be OK.)"

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