Installing Windows *after* FreeBSD

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Tue Nov 4 22:34:30 UTC 2014

On Tue, November 4, 2014 4:07 pm, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2014 15:49:48 -0600 (CST), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On Tue, November 4, 2014 3:37 pm, Polytropon wrote:
>> > On Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:55:11 +0100, Christian Baer wrote:
>> >
>> >> If there is any documentation
>> >> about using FreeBSD and Windows on one machine, it usually assumes
>> that
>> >> Windows was installed first.
>> >
>> > Yes, because it's less trouble. :-)
>> >
>> No, I would put it differently. Because FreeBSD (or Linux) know that
>> other
>> systems exist, whereas M$ (Windows) prefers not to know about existence
>> of
>> other OSes.
> This is correct, I just didn't want to express it
> that directly. Keep in mind that MICROS~1 invented
> the PC, the Internet, the mouse, and the only OS
> that exists is "Windows", so... you need additional
> tools to repair what the "Windows" installer damaged.
> Luckily, FreeBSD provides such tools natively (no
> need to buy a 3rd party program). :-)

The only thing I'm always holding myself from saying is that they (M$)
implemented GUI ideas of... as I don't know whether it is of Xwindow
system or of IBM's OS/2... On the same funny note: M$ Windows is the only
OS I know whose vendor explicitly tells you that it is not safe to run
without 3rd party software (antivirus ;-)

Someone suggested to run it in VM. I would add: or on somebody's else


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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