Is it difficult to move from Linux?

Chad Perrin perrin at
Mon Oct 22 17:41:52 PDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 07:33:57PM +0100, Donovan R. Palmer wrote:
> 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?

I found it dead easy -- much, much easier than making the switch from MS
Windows to Linux was.

The best source of information on FreeBSD for new FreeBSD users is, in my
opinion, the FreeBSD handbook:

Another excellent source of information is The Complete FreeBSD:

There are a couple other books out there that I've found to be quite
excellent, as well.

In general, I think you'll find much of the differences between most
Linux distributions and FreeBSD quite minor, but a touch strange at
first, and in the long run very positive.  At least, that's my

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
They always say that when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. 
I always wonder -- isn't the lemonade going to suck if life doesn't give
you any sugar?

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