Is it difficult to move from Linux?
Donovan R. Palmer
donovan at dmpnet.org
Mon Oct 22 23:04:02 PDT 2007
Friends... thank you for all of your responses. Last night I read a big
chunk of the handbook and read articles such as
helpful. I was impressed with the quality of the documentation and I like
the disciplined approach to FreeBSD.
The more I read, the more I was convinced that FreeBSD was what I was
looking for and would satisfy some of my needs/disillusionment with Linux.
I look forward to putting it on a box and starting the learn the
differences. Many thanks again!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Perrin" <perrin at apotheon.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: Is it difficult to move from Linux?
> 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
>> 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 [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
> 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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