Glen Peterson from Wisconsin. Some questions

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Wed Jul 31 03:28:44 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM, <petersontr at> wrote:

> Dear Sir:
> I have been thinking about installing your FreeBSD onto some of my extra
> PC's that I have laying around, just to see what that Unix OS can do on my
> PC. I have a few questions, though, before I order your Install Disk to do
> that. I spoke to your receptionist there on 30 July, and she suggested that
> I write to you with my detailed questions before I went ahead an purchased
> your well-recommended OS:
> 1. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 PC with a 32-bit Intel processor in it. It
> has 2G's of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive under Windows OS, currently. I use
> A.T.&T. as my ISP and I have a DSL line supplied by A.T.& T. May I install
> your OS onto an external 80 GB Seagate Barracuda ATA IV Model ST380021A
> hard drive, and boot off of that into BSD and have it run on that Dell
> computer? The BIOS Chip seems to support external drives and USB sticks,
> since I have successfully used the later to boot this PC into Debian Linux.
> 2. Do you have a version of your free BSD program with a graphical user
> interface (like that seen on Mac's and Windows boxes) that will run on that
> same Dell Dimension 300, mentioned above?
> 3. How much does the install CD cost me, including shipping to the
> Milwaukee area, for the Free BSD OS that will run on said computer?
> 4. I have another PC at work that has a 32-bit AMD chip in it with 1GB RAM
> and 250 GB under Vista OS, currently. Do you likewise have a version of
> your latest Free BSD that will run on THIS machine in a graphical
> environment like that mentioned for the Dell computer above from the same
> external 80 GB Seagate hard drive?
> 5. Does the OS come with an application, like I have observed with some
> Linux distros, that enables me to get updates as they become available?
> Does your FreeBSD come with its own browser? If not, may I still connect
> to the web by some means to obtain a BSD-compatible browser (e.g., Firefox)
> that will run on this OS on either of the two computers above?
> Sincerely,
> Glen A. Peterson
> Cedarburg, Wisconsin
> (262) 780-1856 (W, C.D.T.)but OK to call there)
> PetersonTR at

You may find very good and detailed answers in the FreeBSD Handbook :

and the following page may be utilized as a guide :
(  FreeBSD Documentation  )

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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