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Date:      Sun, 07 Oct 2012 04:26:45 -0400
From:      "Thomas Mueller" <mueller23@insightbb.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        alwin doss <alwindoss84@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: New User to FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <EF.5D.07499.5CC31705@smtp02.insight.synacor.com>

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> Let me be honest at the outset, I have never used an operating system other
> than linux with enthusiasm.
> But something about Linux always troubled me "It's licensing", "such
> complex family of distributions which are so different from each other".

> Which is when I came across FreeBSD. I fell in love with it, but yes I have
> never used it yet, I have tried many times to install it, but the
> installation process is really hard, I must say.
> I really want to install it on my laptop and all my systems.
> Added to the above interests of mine, I am a C++ and java developer. I want
> to use this talent that God's has blessed me with in this community.

> I want to begin with FreeBSD's very own GUI. Not depending on anyone
> (Gnome, KDE or....) I want it to be soooooo good that a commoner shoule be
> able to work with it with ease and feel safe and secure.

> So if someone could guide me about how to get started with contributing to
> FreeBSD it would be great. Please do reach out to me for more details if
> you need that is!!!
> Send me links that will get me started with FreeBSD I am all excited for
> this new journey to begin.


> Alwin Doss
> God's Beloved

I don't think there is any such thing as "FreeBSD's very own GUI".

FreeBSD's GUI is X Window System, but this is Unix's main GUI, which is also
used by other (quasi-)Unixes including Linux.

You can look through the FreeBSD Handbook online, even download it.

You can find useful links from www.freebsd.org .

Does anybody know about live USBs/CDs/DVDs for FreeBSD?

Tom



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