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Linux.com: Buddying up to BSD: Part Four - FreeBSD

Jan 26, 2000, 19:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"After a brief break from BSD, I had to return for more. This week I will be continuing the series with FreeBSD. FreeBSD is certainly one of the more popular BSDs. Many testimonials talk of extremely fast networking, combined with super uptimes. Internet power-houses such as Yahoo, Walnut Creek CDROM and even Microsoft's Hotmail swear by FreeBSD. Recently, FreeBSD running on ftp.cdrom.com sent more than a terabyte worth of files in one day. Other accomplishments include being used to render some of the special effects in The Matrix. Clearly this is an Operating System to be reckoned with."

"I wanted to experiment a little bit and try my hand at triple-booting between FreeBSD, Linux and Windows. I dreaded the thought of attempting an FTP install over my 56K modem, so I scoured the 'net for a CD-R ISO image. Within moments, I found that the FreeBSD team had created official images and they were readily available on most of the mirror sites. Karma++ to the FreeBSD folks!..."

"With everything ready to go I created a root and user account and rebooted into FreeBSD. I started up X and I was grinning as a pleasant desktop environment filled the screen. Not bad. There were some problems with a couple of the KDE programs which still had some Linuxisms, but all in all everything fit together well. I immediately dropped into an Xterm to explore deeper."

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