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Date:      Mon, 21 Jul 1997 23:23:05 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Wes Peters <>
To:        "Janusz E. Starkel" <>
Subject:   freebsd
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Janusz E. Starkel writes:
 > Hi. I am tied of windows and looking for alternative OS.

You've come to the right place.

 > I am around DOS for last 7 years and have a good knowledge of it.
 > Unix it is something new to me. Does one have to be a programer to
 > run Unix?.

No.  FreeBSD has many, many applications available for it which you
can install without little or no programming skill.  It makes a great
workstation or network server.  For a list of applications you can
load for free via FTP or CD-ROM, see:

 > I understand that C language it is used to develop this OS. Do I
 > have to learn C?. I did long time ago and do not remember much of it.

No.  If you need to do some custom programming, C is one choice, but
there are numerous others, ranging from C++ and Java, to tcl, perl,
python, expect, etc.  For a more complete listing of computer languages
that come with FreeBSD, see:

If you mostly need UNIX applications, you will probably find what you
need already available for FreeBSD.  The URLs above will show you much
of what is available; the rest of the web site will fill you
in completely.


          "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                       Softweyr LLC             

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