Friday, April 17, 2009


Yeah, today i installed new FreeBSD 7.1 release. Have some difficulties but resolved them by reading FreeBSD's handbook. So, here my notes regarding FreeBSD:

- Put it's rc.files in /etc/rc.d
- Put system wide configuration in /etc/rc.conf (networking, service, etc.)
- Use pkg_add to install package from it's repository.

and... what you should know about FreeBSD:

- It's a preemptive multitasking operating system
- Can run in 32 or 64 bit platforms (x86, AMD64, Alpha, Itanium, UltraSPARC)
- SMP (Symmetric Multi Processor) support
- Can run X Server: thus we are able to use GNOME or KDE for desktop
- Offer memory protection for user-space application (don't touch me)
- Great TCP/IP support
- Binary compability: you may run a program which compiled in Linux, SVR4, SCO, BSDI, or NetBSD
- C codes ;p and many more

Did someone said: "'s about like we see in Linux kernel?" indeed.

I'm now installing GNOME 2 using pkg_add, i will update this note when i was finished.

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