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Date:      Sun, 5 Jul 1998 21:49:53 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Brett Taylor <>
To:        Jon Groves <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: free DSB
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bda881$4d1c74c0$>

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> I do not understand how you can say that "Free DSB" is free, If it cost
> $40 to get the CD-ROM from Walnut Creek CD-ROM CO.

Uh, have you actually looked at the web site? 

FreeBSD is absolutely FREE if you want to do an ftp install.  If you want
the CD-ROM and the book that Walnut Creek ships with it (Greg Lehey's fine
book) then you pay $40.  

> I prefer the 3.5'' DISKS because I do not have a CD-ROM drive on the
> computer I plan to install on, and not FTP because the speed of my
> connection and distance from your server to me is to slow and to far for
> a fast download. 

Okay - so you do realize you can ftp.  Do you know how many disks you'd
need if you were to do a full install?  Man, more than I can carry. 

Basically you're stuck - either ftp or CD-ROM.  Note there a number of
mirror sites available - maybe one of them will be a faster download for
you.  You might check for the mirrors - they're listed on the web site.  

Brett Taylor

How many Microsoft employees does it take to change a light
bulb? Zero. They declared Darkness[tm] the standard.

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