Linked by Corey Holcomb-Hockin on Wed 5th Nov 2003 19:48 UTC
FreeBSD I've been using computers since I was quite young and have been using Unixlike OSes for about two years. Most of my life I've used Macs and only started using Windows and Unixlike OSes recently for programming. I'm good at learning OSes as long as they are documented. I've been using FreeBSD for about a year and a half.
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accurate review
by sz33d on Wed 5th Nov 2003 20:29 UTC

I just recently switched to freebsd 4.9 at work and I have to agree that the post install was time consuming. I use kde and it works great.

</help me plz!!>My biggest problem has been getting java runtime environment to work. I use netscape 7 and have looked at forums and read the handbooks and still can't get it to work. I tried soft linking and it verifies being in the plugin directory. I don't know what else to do </end help me plz!>

One interesting thing I noticed was that the ports collection has MORE programming tools/utilities than linux (debian and slack). My only advice to a newbie would be to be familiar with your video card and monitor and how to set-up X.

I've enjoyed freebsd and will try netbsd sometime this week.