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Date:      Mon, 14 Jul 1997 23:32:41 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Sam Carter <>
To:        Doug White <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD vs. Linux
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.96.970714212617.754C-100000@localhost>

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On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, Doug White wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, Sam Carter wrote:
> > I have an x86 box running Win95 and I want to dual boot into a Unix
> > flavor.  What are the chief differences between FreeBSD and Linux?  I
> > just looked through the FreeBSD faq, but couldn't find anything
> > comparing the two.
> Primarily:
> 1 standard distribution.
> 1000+ preported (and in many cases precompiled) programs ready for your
> use.
> This great mailing list for support :)

You are not answering my question.  What about a comparison between the 
two?  What are differences?  Advantages and disadvantages of each?  I may 
not like Win95 but I see the advantage to some (simplistic interface, 
broad application base).  I realize that y'all may be FreeBSD fans but I 
can't imagine that all the Linux users are mentally impaired.  There must 
be some advantages to each.

Sam Carter
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