wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Apr 18 05:51:31 PDT 2003
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Mohsin Sabir. wrote:
> I am a Microsoft Product Administrator and been engaged with Microsoft
> Products from the last 7 years. Now, I have opted that I should add
> something more to my expertise and thought about *nix but have hard time
> to pick which Unix, as there are quite a bit of flavors available out
> I read about you, saw the sites hosted by you. I want to try BSD Unix
> and please advise me which version is the latest and greatest from where
> I can start.
If you're brand new, I suggest purchasing one of the CDs or DVDs. It's
much easier/faster to experiment with installs and configs when you have
a CD/DVD right there.
You can order online at FreeBSDMall.com ... As was suggested elsewhere,
get 4.8 - the 5.0 release is still under development and will be difficult
to learn from as things are still changing. I also _highly_ recommend
getting the book _The_Complete_FreeBSD_ by Greg Lehey. It's a fantastic
book for new users.
You can also download an image and burn your own install CD, which is
nice if you have a very fast Internet connection or a lot of patience:
And the FreeBSD Handbook is available in print or online (just click on
the "handbook" link on the FreeBSD home page)
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