jhary at unsane.co.uk
Wed Feb 1 09:08:30 PST 2006
On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Duane Whitty wrote:
> Jacob S wrote:
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>> On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 09:17:44 -0600
>> Paul <pauls74462 at reading4dollars.com> wrote:
>>> Dear FreeBSD
>>> Up untill Dec 01 '05 I was a die hard MicroShaft user, too many
>>> lockups and garbage caused me to search for a new OS. That is when I
>>> came up with PCLOS. Then I got a web server and it runs FreeBSD. I
>>> would like to use FreeBSD on my local computer so I can learn it more.
>>> Is there a LiveCD for FreeBSD I looked at the web site for Freebsd
>>> but was unable to be for sure what is there.
Try either http://www.freesbie.org/
or as per an earler post try pcbsd in the free vmware player
>> You might try a google search. The following turned up two useful
>> results in the first 3 hits for me. I have found FreeSBIE to be a good
>> one (3rd result on that page).
>>> I perfer a LiveCD so I can first run it on my computer before I
>>> totally convert. Also when and if I convert will I lose all my
>>> desktop files?
>> As long as you make a backup of your desktop files, they will still be
>> around when you switch to another OS. As to whether you will be able to
>> use them or not, that depends on what type/format the files are.
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> I'm running FreeBSD with a dual boot config at the moment. Windows on one
> drive and FreeBSD on another drive.
> In past installations I've had Windows and FreeBSD sharing a drive.
> What I've found convenient is that I am able to access my NTFS drives from
> FreeBSD (it would seen read-only however)
> FreeBSD as a desktop environment is quite useable. With KDE 3.5 I'm at the
> point where I rarely need to boot into Windows anymore.
> I can say that if you want to learn an OS FreeBSD makes it easier than many
> because it has so much excellent documentation. Installing FreeBSD as your
> desktop OS definitly forces a person to learn but as you do you will notice
> it is very flexible.
> --Duane Whitty
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