m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 3 09:54:46 PDT 2003
On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 12:01:58PM -0400, Doug Love wrote:
> A friend recommends your OS over Linux for my home system.
> I've taken a 2 day Linux Admin course, and know just about that much.
> I don't see a quick answer on your webpages to my questions.
> Where can I find
f77 -- part of gcc, comes with the base system.
> A Database similar to Access
Well, there are a few to choose from in
http://www.freebsd.org/ports/databases.html. The most popular are:
But those are full-featured RDBMSes, and probably a bit too
heavyweight for your purposes.
> I hear a lot about the system being a server, but all I need to do is
> browse the web and use email similar to Netscape. How easy is it to set
In my opinion, not that hard at all. Of course I've been using
FreeBSD day in, day out for many years so I would say that, wouldn't
I? It will be a learning experience if you've never used a Unixoid
system before -- in which case, it would be a good idea to pick up one
of the many fine FreeBSD guide books of which a selection can be
Greg Lehey's "The Complete FreeBSD", 4th Ed. is I think the latest
available, but there are 3 or 4 alternatives covering similar ground,
such as "FreeBSD Unleashed" by Michael Urban or "Absolute BSD: The
Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD" by Michael Lucas. Not forgetting the
Handbook, which is on-line at:
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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