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Date:      Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:10:11 +0100
From:      "Zbigniew Szalbot" <zszalbot@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   FBSD or PCBSD?
Message-ID:  <94136a2c0801180110v2e43ea2esc96393c4c3ca56f@mail.gmail.com>

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Hello,

I have a basic Acer Aspire with Vista on it but I am very unhappy
about the speed of work on it. I do not want to wipe out MS system (at
least not yet) but would like to give FreeBSD or PCBSD a try.

1. Am I safe by installing FreeBSD alongside Vista? Will the
installation not destroy MS system?

2. I have installed FreeBSD a few times but only with console access,
never with X windows. Would it be better to install PCBSD on the Acer
machine? I have never configured X windows and not sure how long it
could take with FreeBSD (actually I mean things like Gnome or KDE).

3. The wi-fi card is probably Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Any
chance such wireless card will be supported by FreeBSD or PCBSD?

Which is a better solution for a home user?

Thank you very much for your practical recommendations!

Zbigniew Szalbot



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