Is it difficult to move from Linux?

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Mon Oct 22 17:24:22 PDT 2007

On October 22, 2007 02:33:57 pm Donovan R. Palmer wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been using Linux for over 10 years, but have for a number of reasons
> become very interested in learning to use FreeBSD. Are there any ex or
> current Linux users here and could you tell me how hard it is to make the
> shift from Linux?  Is there anything in particular which has been written
> which would be useful to read?
> T.I.A.
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I think it is a very easy shift.  It doesn't take long to learn that the file 
structure is a bit different - as an easy example, many things in /usr/bin in 
Linux are in /usr/local/bin in FreeBSD.  The FreeBSD Handbook is a superb 
resource, bringing everything together in a single document.  For a system 
running KDE or GNOME, it is hard to tell the difference.  The software 
installation system (source-based ports or binary packages) are about as easy 
to use as apt-get or its equivalents.

Mike Jeays

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