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Date:      Wed, 23 Dec 1998 21:51:49 -0600
From:      Frank Pawlak <fpawlak@execpc.com>
To:        Donald Johnson <1typist@email.msn.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Quistions
Message-ID:  <19981223215149.A3198@quark.feynman.com>
In-Reply-To: <000101be2dc5$53916f80$90b4fad0@bell>; from Donald Johnson on Tue, Dec 22, 1998 at 04:08:31PM -0000
References:  <000101be2dc5$53916f80$90b4fad0@bell>

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On Tue, Dec 22, 1998 at 04:08:31PM -0000, Donald Johnson wrote:
> Hello
> My name is Don Johnson
> I stumbled across freeBSD while cruzing the net
> Im not shure exactly what it is. Is it an operating system that workes with
> DOS and Windowa or is it an operating system of its own?
> 
> Can you recomend a book i can get on the subject?
> 
> can this be run on the same computer with windows?
> 
> Please ansure soon As i am verry courious.
> 
> 
> 
> thanks

Don,

FreeBSD is an operating system.  It is unrelated to both DOS and Windows.
It is UNIX and can be run on the same computer as Windows or DOS.  That
is how mine is setup. It is much more stable than any of the Windows
incarnations.  And best of all it is free or can be had for nominal cost
on a CDROM.

FreeBSD is a great server operating system and it can be used as a
desktop OS.  There is a bit of a learning curve, but with some effort it
can replace Windows for most day-to-day work.  Check out our web site at
www.freebsd.org for more info.  If you have further questions, please ask
and I will try to help.  Good luck.
Frank


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