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Date:      Sat, 10 Feb 1996 05:48:23 -0500 (EST)
From:      Peter Dufault <dufault@hda.com>
To:        msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au (Michael Smith)
Cc:        gregkopp@en.com, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: curious
Message-ID:  <199602101048.FAA09547@hda.com>
In-Reply-To: <199602100826.SAA25396@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au> from "Michael Smith" at Feb 10, 96 06:56:47 pm

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> 
> Greg Kopp stands accused of saying:
> > 
> > I'm just a bit curious. I know FreeBSD is based on 4.4BSD-Lite, but how
> > close are either of these to the current commercial release of BSD/OS 2.0?
> > I'm sure the underlying code is much different, but what about the user
> > interface? The reason I ask is I'm considering buying BSD/OS 2.0, but I
> > want to be familiar with it. I've used Linux, although not extensively. But
> > again, not knowing anything about BSD, I don't know how close that even is
> > to BSD/OS 2.0.

The user interface is outside of the base OS (other than the FreeBSD
specific install mechanism) and the same selections will be available
on both FreeBSD and BSD/OS 2.0.  System administration will be similar.
Purchasing the FreeBSD CDROM from WC and the O'Reilly books mentioned in the
FreeBSD bibliography will be a good way to get started on either system.
If you have a web browser point it at www.freebsd.org.

You may find that FreeBSD works well, is well supported and is
suitable for your application and stick with it.  In any case the
experience will be appropriate if you elect to use BSD/OS.

> If you're planning on buying BSD/OS, why the _hell_ are you asking here?

Please.  He said he is considering buying BSD/OS and he is expressing
curiousity about FreeBSD.  Makes sense to me.

> 
> > *             Greg Kopp - Garfield Heights, Ohio                 *
> > *  Gun Owner-Ham Radio Operator-Model Railroader-Graphic Artist  *
>      ^^^^^^^^^
> Then again, maybe this explains it.

Being a gun owner in the US doesn't explain much of anything.
There are plenty of them on this list - some of us even hail from
Montana.  Now a Ham Radio Operator-Model Railroader...

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