New to FreeBSD/UNIX

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Sep 19 01:00:43 PDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 05:41:08AM +0200, P.U.Kruppa wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Edward and Nancy Powers wrote:
> >
> > I am new to UNIX, and want to download a basic UNIX system, just to
> > run commands and become familiar with the system.  I wish to use this
> > system as a companion piece to a UNIX tutorial which I have on DVD. I
> > do not want to replace Windows at this time.
> >
> > My PC has:  Pentium III Processor at 1GHz, 128MB RAM at 133 MHz,
> > Windows ME operating system.
> >
> > What course of action do you recommend that I take?
> >
> > Thanks.
> Another idea:
> First try a live CD (Freesbie), as recommended above, to
> get used to everything (won't do any harm).
> Then get a second hard drive and install freebsd on this
> (should be cheaper than buying Partition Magic).
> You can "dual boot" both systems then and leave your XP
> installation as is.

What are the memory requirements of Freesbie? Wouldn't 128MB be a bit



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