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Date:      Sun, 5 Feb 1995 10:17:52 -0500 (EST)
From:      "Michael C. Newell" <mnewell@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
To:        raul@scs.leeds.ac.uk
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: your mail
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.950205101004.13351A-100000@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
In-Reply-To: <4496.9502031905@csparc10.scs.leeds.ac.uk>

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On Fri, 3 Feb 1995 raul@scs.leeds.ac.uk wrote:

> What is FreeBSD? A cheap Unix for PC?

Well, it's not a cheap Unix; it's a _free_ Unix clone for 386/486/pentium
based systems, derived from the BSD 4.4Lite distribution.  It's available
for anonymos FTP from several sites as well as on CD-ROM from several
vendors (Walnut Creek hosts the "home" site, so I tend to buy their CD-ROM
version :{)

Information can be obtained from "http://www.freebsd.org".

> Does it have Lucid Common Lisp or other Common Lisp? And Emacs? And SML? 
> And GCC? And TeX? And Perl? Yes? I want it!

Definately yes on gcc, TeX, perl, as well as pounds of other stuff 
(complete X, various mail/news readers, etc.)  It's a VERY complete system.

> How much do i have to pay? Conditions? Guarantee? Do you have it in CD-ROM?
> Installation?

Paying depends on how you get it; CD-ROMs are generally in the $20+ 
region depending on what you get on the ROM (Walnut Creek info can be 
obtained at "http://www.cdrom.com".)  Terms and conditions are specified 
in the Web page noted earlier.  No guarantees - this is free software; 
but to be honest I've found it to be VERY reliable.  Installation 
instructions are also included on the Web page.

> PS: Would it be too much to ask for TCP/IP?

A full TCP/IP implementation, including multicast, SLIP, and PPP support, is 
included.

Thanks,

Mike

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