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You are showing great intelligence by deciding to investigate the opportunities of this amazing operating system!


Check out that site for the official information.  Also, I suggest subscribing to (at least) the freebsd-questions mailing list.

It doesn't take a whole lot of machine to run FreeBSD in it's smallest forms.  If you don't plan on using X, an old 386 or 486 with 4MB of RAM and ~300MB disk space or so should be fine.  First, you really NEED to read over the handbook, as well as the installation instructions.

I (almost) always install FreeBSD via FTP using the installation floppies (kern.flp and mfsroot.flp).  If you have the bandwidth, this is a great way to go.  You can also download the ISO images and burn them if you have a burner available.

Do you just have the old PC laying around, but no extra monitor/mouse/keyboard?  No problem!!  Just follow the instructions on the Headless (link on left) page to get up and running.



My name is Michael Oliver, and I can be contacted by email here.
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