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Date:      Mon, 12 May 2008 12:37:49 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Brad Smith Site <bradsmithsite@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: For the Newbies
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On May 12, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Brad Smith Site wrote:
> Hello. Shouldn't you have a newbie section on the WWW? I have no  
> idea what
> is going on.

Why, yes:

   http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html
   http://www.freebsd.org/projects/newbies.html

> Please can you let me know what these files that I downloaded  
> actually are?
>
> .         7.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso
>
> o   Boot only? Does it download files from the Internet to install  
> the OS?
> Does it allow you to repair an installation? Why is it available for
> download? I have the entire 7.0 release 32-bit and would like to  
> know what
> this file does.
>
> .         7.0-RELEASE-i386-livefs.iso
>
> o   What does "livefs" stand for (Live File System? What?)? What  
> does this
> disc do?

Documented here:

   http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-diff-media.html

> Last thing, what languages does FreeBSD support? I have a specific  
> way of
> organising my software and like to know what languages the system  
> supports.

% locale -a | wc -l
      152

...but the handbook and other documentation has not been translated as  
widely.  The major languages supported are visible under http://www.freebsd.org/doc/

-- 
-Chuck




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