I am a macintosh user and I am starting to get into using UNIX through Mac OS X which is installed on a partition all to itself. I am having alot of fun just looking through directories and learning about it on the internet, and i have come across BSD alot. I went to freebsd.org and it tells me where i can get it and what not, but here is my question to you all: What is it? compared to os x?, how do i install it, and can it run on a macintosh with a drive formated in mac os extended( i believe that is what it is, what ever comes standard Any help in this area would be much appreciated!
BSD is just another variant of Unix, based on the "Berkeley Standard Distribution". FreeBSD has versions which will run on just about any hardware platform (including Apple, I believe). Go to www.freebsd.org to find out more info.
Unfourtunatly. FreeBSD does NOT run on a Macintosh, either G4. G3, PPC, or 68K. It will only run on a i386 (pentium) computer or Alpha. Rather similar to FreeBSD is NetBSD, that is designed to run on almost everycomputer imaginable. It DOES support ALL of the mac processors I talked about up there, goto http://www.netbsd.org They have a wonderful install guide
I have an old hppa workstation install Openbsd on it,suppose
i want to use bktr driver on it,i see bktr is configured on some archs(amd64,i386,ppc) but not on hppa,can i use
the bktr driver line from amd64 or i386 in Generic kernel or custom kernel config? (3 Replies)
for all you unix/linux interested heres an online book for free that covers the basics of BSD SysV Unix commands and applications . giving the average linux user a perspective on the differences in context of the two operating systems and for BSD users covers material as a refernce guide.
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