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Date:      Thu, 24 Dec 1998 06:40:23 +1100 (EST)
From:      Jim Mock <jim@corp.au.triax.com>
To:        Donald Johnson <1typist@email.msn.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Quistions
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.05.9812240633540.361-100000@corp.au.triax.com>
In-Reply-To: <000101be2dc5$53916f80$90b4fad0@bell>

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On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Donald Johnson wrote:

> Hello
> My name is Don Johnson
> I stumbled across freeBSD while cruzing the net
> Im not shure exactly what it is. Is it an operating system that
> workes with DOS and Windowa or is it an operating system of its own?
>

It's a separate operating system.

> Can you recomend a book i can get on the subject?
>

'The Complete FreeBSD' by Greg Lehey.  It comes with a 4cd set with
the OS on them.  Around $70 (US) for the book along with the cds.  You
can find out more about it and order it online from Walnut Creek CDROM
at http://www.cdrom.com/titles/os/bsdbook2.htm

> can this be run on the same computer with windows?
>

Sure.  FreeBSD comes with a boot manager so you can run a multiple-OS
system.  However, you can't run them both at the same time.  You'll
need to reboot to switch back and forth between the two.  Take a look
at the the handbook for more info..
http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/handbook.html

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