my brother is making me learn FreeBSD...
raggen at passagen.se
Thu Mar 20 09:38:26 PDT 2008
Donald Laniohan skrev:
> My task is to build a BSD server and do something with it. That is all the
> information he gave me, that, and any questions I have to make Google my
> best friend, which I have. i remember building my first whitebox, it was a
> 386 with windows 3.1. I remember when I built my 486 and stole a copy of
> windows 95. I thought I was a savage. BSD, however, has showed me how
> juvenile I have been. If I do not master BSD my brother is going to keep me
> as a desktop support for his windows clients and I want to progress past
> this. So he's giving me a 1u, and said to put BSD on it and make it do
> something, im just so stuck in my windows comfort zone I can't think of what
> I would need a unix server to that I couldn't make windows do for me. I know
> this is trivial but if somebody could offer any suggestion or resource I,
> and my career, would greatly appreciate it
> Donald Laniohan
> MLAN Consulting
> San Diego, CA
> donald at mlansd.com
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> "what I would need a unix server to that I couldn't make windows do
The answer is - nothing. Both are operating systems for computers and
have unlimited possibilities.
It's a matter of time and curiosity. Look at it like this:
Easy things - short time to learn and do
Hard things - proprietary stuff - looooong time to learn and do
Easy things - longer time than above to learn and do
Hard things - if you get through the easy stuff - it's a doodle
If you're curious enough, you'll find time to master both. And then the
next thing you get curious of and so on.
On my behalf I started by trying FreeBSD some 10 odd years ago and
noticed that it then vastly outperformed Windows for some of the things
I used it for.
Another thing was the incredible stability. Been hooked ever since.
These days I've heard that Mac OSX is built on part of *BSD - must be a
As for resources the starting point was in the thread - that'd be
www.freebsd.org of course and here's some more:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/73 <- All hail Dru Lavigne!
...and of course www.google.com.
Just my nickels worth.
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