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Linux.com: Buddying up to BSD: Part Two - OpenBSD

Nov 08, 1999, 19:49 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"Last week I set out to "grok" the essence of BSD. I wanted to see how it was different from Linux and what I could learn. Most sane people would probably start their BSD experience with FreeBSD. I started by doing a FTP install of OpenBSD 2.5...."

"I expected a degree of difficulty doing a FTP install of a BSD Unix. I was unprepared for exactly how difficult the installation proved to be."

"I started by downloading the single boot disk for the i386 platform and raw writing it to a floppy. So far so good, it reminded me of my early Slackware days. I jammed the floppy into my generic Pentium 133 and away I went. The kernel booted, seemingly detecting most of my hardware, and most important to me my 3Com 900C NIC."

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