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Date:      Sun, 25 Aug 2002 08:28:44 -0700
From:      "Jeff Jensen" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   FW: Why Should I switch to FreeBSD?
Message-ID:  <000001c24c4c$196637b0$fd00a8c0@Jeff>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey [] 
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 6:29 PM
To: Jeff Jensen
Subject: Re: Why Should I switch to FreeBSD?

On Wednesday, 21 August 2002 at 21:49:31 -0700, Jeff Jensen wrote:
> Hello.  My name is Jeffrey Jensen.  I live in San Diego, California
> am currently 15 years of age.  I am extremely interested in computers,
> specifically UNIX and OpenGL Programming (specifically).  I was born
> raised in windows 3.1 and 95 however due to my extreme disappointment
> with the latest windows, Windows XP I decided to dual boot windows xp
> (for GL programming) and linux (mandrake 9.0 beta 2).  My question is,
> is there any real reason for me to switch from linux to BSD?  Is there
> much of a difference?  I have tried installing it before to no avail
> however I am much more confident in my UNIX skills now after using
> a lot more lately.
> I am interested in contributing to FreeBSD as well.  However, I am not
> sure about the availability of 3d acceleration in freebsd.  I know
> is more of an xFree86 thing (which has experimental support) but is
> getting GL to work in FreeBSD the same as getting it to work in linux
> (which I could not do)?  Does FreeBSD offer GL libraries installed
> out of the box?
> Should I wait for FreeBSD 5.0 before I switch?  Will there be much of
> difference with 5.0?
> Thank you so much and please respond I would really appreciate it.
> guys rock.

Thanks for the message, Jeff.  You appear to have chosen us because
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