Subject: general MacBSD questions
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: William O Ferry <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/31/1995 12:32:36
    I'm really hoping that I will be able to run some form of UNIX on my
Mac without having to spend a fortune on a commercial UNIX OS.  However,
I own a Performa 636CD, which has a 33MHz 68040, an IDE internal HD and
uses the Apple CS Ethernet card.
    Are there any predictions as to when MacBSD will support this
machine?  I'm afraid that the wait for an 040 BSD might be as long as
for MacLinux, and I'm hoping this isn't the case.

    Also, I was wondering how MacBSD is implemented on the Macs.  Does
it replace System/Finder?  Or is it an application run on top of finder?
 This would determine the type of hard drive I would want to purchase to
run UNIX on, when (if) I can ever run UNIX on my Mac.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
                                                          Will Ferry

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