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Bob Collins bobc at
Fri Apr 16 11:42:52 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004, Jerry McAllister clacked the keyboard to produce:
> > 
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2004, bungu at clacked the keyboard to produce:
> > > I would  like to  investigate  freebsd   as an os   and  use it in an 
> > > everyday  enviroment  and  say  good riddens  to  MS  and  hopefolly 
> > > do my bit for  the other battlers   in the field  
> > 
> Works real well.   I would suggest FreeBSD 4.9 for now.

Same here. Have tried some of the 5.x, and ran into some kookiness, if
you will. The 4.9 is quite good right now.

> > Your best bet will be to delete the partition set up for Windows 98 and
> > use the full disk and auto slices from the install routine. 
> I am not sure why this would be recommended.  
> If you have enough disk, then just shrink the Win-98 slice to
> make room for another one and install FreeBSD on it.  Then you
> can "dual boot" the machine - that is you can have both systems 
> available and choose at boot time which to bring up.

The OP notes, as seen above, that he is after using FreeBSD daily and to
be rid of Microsoft, hence my suggestion of a single boot device.


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