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Date:      Fri, 14 Jan 2000 13:55:02 -0600
From:      Tony Wells <>
To:        ".Chris Grady" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Question
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001bf5e66$e999a920$>

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".Chris Grady" wrote:
> I know this is a really stupid question but what else would you expect from
> and NT guy. (please don't laugh when you read this.)
> I am beginning the long process of ridding myself of Microsoft products and
> at the core of my systems I plan to implement 100% FreeBSD. I have been
> unable to find any books related to FreeBSD. I know it is suppose to be a
> port of the original UCB UNIX but does that mean that I can get a book on
> UNIX administration and apply that knowledge to a FreeBSD OS running on a
> quad zeon or PIII server with Level 5 Raid?
> Also, I have been doing quite a bit of research and have decided on the
> following setup for a large database driven web service that we will be
> undertaking and releasing under the General Public License. I would like any
> input you have on the following core system I plan to implement.
> OS: FreeBSD
> Web Server: Apache Jserv & mod_perl & possibly (EMBPerl)
> Database: Oracle 8.X

You might want to look into PHP, an embedded server-side scripting
language ( and MySQL, a free relational database in
ports (  Whatever you choose, you will be happy. 
My experience shows that FreeBSD is much happier under load than NT. 
> DNS: FreeBSD running BIND

> Also, there is no User Group in Washington D.C. and we would like to start
> one. I am currently an active member with several user groups involved with
> the Windows NT technology including NTServer, Visual Interdev User Group
> (WAVI), and MSSQL  User group. I Know of several dozen individuals that are
> currently looking for alternatives to Micro$oft system. Please let me know
> what I need to do to establish the Washington D.C. FreeBSD user group.
> Thanks for you help in advance.
> Kind Regards,
> Chris Grady
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