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Date:      Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:26:45 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        cikitaluzza <cikita100000@yahoo.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: what kind of freeBSD to download for my pc?
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On Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:50:32 -0700 (PDT), cikitaluzza wrote:
> can i run exe files on freeBSD?

Depends. VMX EXE files may work via the SimH emulator. For
DOS EXE and "Windows" EXE files, there are dosbox and wine.
Those "compatibility packs" can be easily installed. They
are not part of the OS.



> it spoils fast or not?this question comes from fastest ever
> spoil OS windows which always spoil in a week seven times i
> think with things like errors or dll and many things from
> blue screen.do you have any problems within freeBSD or no
> problems?i dont like blue screen error or driver things and
> no matter what .

Definitely no bluescreens in FreeBSD. The system will behave
exactly as intended and won't "change its mind" a few days
after installation. :-)


> how much total ram and bit is my pc of=A0amd athlon(tm) 64 x2
> dual core processor 4000+ 2.11 GHz 960 MB RAM?

That's a 64 bit CPU, if I remember correctly. The AMD64 version
should run fine. But as you are a little bit "low on RAM", you
might consider using the i386 version (32 bit version) if you
don't _need_ to run any 64 bit application. Especially as you've
mentioned to run EXE files, this might be the better solution.
>From what I've heared, wine (the "Windows" compatibility pack)
runs better on i386 than on amd64. (I'm running it myself on
the i386 OS on a 64 bit system without any problems.)



> im always in internet watching live camers,what do you suggest
> me to use os type?

Is this via web? In this case, only the web browser matters.
The typical candidates Firefox and Chrome should be fine.
The OS does not matter here.

If you need a proprietary program to watch the live cameras,
often available only for an outdated "Windows" version, running
it with (the mentioned) wine should work. (I've successfully
tried something like that with a program to watch CCTV cameras
via Internet.)



> i like to save pictures and videos and never lost them,if you
> think your os is gonna spoil and lost my all files then i dont
> need it.

Definitely no problem. But keep in mind: _You_ are responsible
for creating backups! FreeBSD offers excellent tools to do so,
no matter if you want to backup to disks, DVDs, the Cloud, or
even to old-fashioned tape.

Saving pictures from videos is no problem. There is mplayer and
mencoder. It plays, records and converts _everything_.



> i want stable os and never to reinstall or update

That approach is unreasonable, I think. You _should_ update when
security updates become available. It's in _your_ interest to do
so, because effciency, security and usability improves from version
to version. Luckily, FreeBSD has an easy way of updating the OS.
It's _independent_ (!) from your installed applications and of
course from your data. You can also decide to update your programs
independently.

However, a "install once, then keep using" scenario is easily
possible with FreeBSD. (My home system has been installed in
summer 2011 and worked _flawlessly_ since that point, never
touch a running system.)



I suggest you make yourself familiar with FreeBSD by using the
resources from http://www.freebsd.org/ and you _might_ also want
to check out PC-BSD (might be perfect for what you want) and
VirtualBSD (easy way to try it out without installing it).



--=20
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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