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    I might be able to get a set of FreeBSD CDs here for only $.99.

    My question is, is it a good o/s to learn about more about Unix on? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question...

    BTW, I might have to go in a bit so I might not reply until tomorrow.

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    FreeBSD is OK for servers (and not much else ), but it's garbage for home users.

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    Originally posted by haxor41789@31 March 2004 - 00:53
    FreeBSD is OK for servers (and not much else ), but it's garbage for home users.

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    @haxor - I'm not really interesting in running it as my main os, I would use it more as a practice/experimental type of setup to learn more about Unix. Is FreeBSD a good choice or should I go with something else?

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    Free bsd is pretty good, or you can use if you still have windows,

    telnet:

    Free unix shell account

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    Members have UNIX shell access to games, email, usenet, chat, bboard,
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    Originally posted by bulio@31 March 2004 - 18:54
    Free bsd is pretty good, or you can use if you still have windows,

    telnet:

    Free unix shell account

    The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free
    software authors, teachers, students, researchers, hobbyists and
    enthusiasts. It is operated as a non-profit 5017 and is supported
    and governed by its members.

    Our mission is to provide remotely accessible computing facilities for
    the advancement of public education, cultural enrichment, scientific
    research and recreation. Members can interact electronically with each
    other regardless of their location using passive or interactive forums.
    Further purposes include the recreational exchange of information
    concerning the Liberal and Fine Arts.

    Members have UNIX shell access to games, email, usenet, chat, bboard,
    webspace, gopherspace, programming utilities, archivers, browsers, and
    more. The SDF community is made up of caring, highly skilled people who
    operate behind the scenes to maintain a non-commercial INTERNET.

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    I'm sorry bulio but sdf sucks!

    Once you create a free account you can't do anything unless they know your true identity. You have to send $1 dollar or something and it has to include a copy of your id or some crap like that. I have not used sdf in about a year, there are other shell host out there that are 10 times better than sdf.

    I do agree however that a shell account is the best way to go if you want to learn freebsd because a lot of shell host run it.

    Telnet? No........major no no. I only use telnet when I have no other choise. SSH is a wiser decision when dealing with shell accounts.

    @LSA -- freebsd is not Linux, however you can learn just as much about unix by using a Linux distro.

    Server yes. Gui for you...........probably not.

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    Originally posted by shn@31 March 2004 - 19:08
    @LSA  -- freebsd is not Linux, however you can learn just as much about unix by using a Linux distro. 

    Server yes.  Gui for you...........probably not.
    I know FreeBSD isn't Linux

    shn I can't belive you said that last part! :'(
    I don't need a GUI anymore B)

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    I'm planning on getting Slackware soon, that is the best distro to learn about Linux/Unix on right? I wanna learn

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    shell accounts are the best way to go, and anyways that site was the first to come up. i'll look for more after

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    Originally posted by LSA+31 March 2004 - 19:17--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LSA &#064; 31 March 2004 - 19:17)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-shn@31 March 2004 - 19:08
    @LSA* -- freebsd is not Linux, however you can learn just as much about unix by using a Linux distro.*

    Server yes.* Gui for you...........probably not.
    I know FreeBSD isn&#39;t Linux

    shn I can&#39;t belive you said that last part&#33; :&#39;(
    I don&#39;t need a GUI anymore B)

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    I&#39;m planning on getting Slackware soon, that is the best distro to learn about Linux/Unix on right? I wanna learn [/b][/quote]
    Don&#39;t take it personal. I speak from experience.

    It took me long days and nights to get X working in NetBSD about 7 months ago. Even thougn I was using it as a server I still wanted to have X working and configured. After I finally got it working I found myself using the terminal more than the actual gui itslef.

    And it&#39;s safe to say that I need a gui because I like them their pretty.

    If you want a command prompt then open up a terminal. I know before that I may have stressed the fact that gui&#39;s are &*^&#036;# but that was speaking from a server point of view.

    Just use Linux and be happy. We Linux user&#39;s suffer from an addiction. Once we use a distro we have an urge to try one that is way more advanced.

    It takes time to sucessfully satisfy that addiction.

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    Originally posted by shn@31 March 2004 - 19:29
    Don&#39;t take it personal.&nbsp; I speak from experience.&nbsp;

    It took me long days and nights to get X working in NetBSD about 7 months ago.&nbsp; Even thougn I was using it as a server I still wanted to have X working and configured.&nbsp; After I finally got it working I found myself using the terminal more than the actual gui itslef.

    And it&#39;s safe to say that I need a gui because I like them their pretty.&nbsp;

    If you want a command prompt then open up a terminal.&nbsp; I know before that I may have stressed the fact that gui&#39;s are &*^&#036;# but that was speaking from a server point of view.

    Just use Linux and be happy.&nbsp; We Linux user&#39;s suffer from an addiction.&nbsp; Once we use a distro we have an urge to try one that is way more advanced.

    It takes time to sucessfully satisfy that addiction.
    Ok, I thought you were making picking on me again, ya bully (j/k)

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