OT: FreeBSD (was: "Real Computers")

From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
Date: Tue Feb 25 20:50:00 2003

Well, here's my OT post for the month.

On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> I'll try FreeBSD when I've got a spare few hours to download the ISO
> image.

You might find it easier to install by FTP. It's simple: download two floppy
disk images, dd 'em to some 3.5s, and reboot. Then install as normal, except
choose FTP as the install media. It isn't lightning-fast, but you also only
download the data that you need instead of an entire ISO.

ObClassicCmp: FreeBSD makes a great OS for running classic computing tools
like SIMH.

> Slackware is quite stable, probably because Slackware have a "We're not
> going to hack the Kernel, nor are we going to use any fancy packaging
> systems or init scripts".

I've heard many people say that Slackware is the most BSD-like of the
Linuces. Of course, that was on Slashdot, so it must be true.

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Tue Feb 25 2003 - 20:50:00 GMT

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