Subject: Re: MacBSD on CD-ROM?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: CPTownsend <email@example.com>
Date: 03/17/1995 17:47:22
While looking at an InfoMagic ad, I noticed the following:
BSDisc CD-ROM NOV 1994 $35.00
<InfoMagic blurb on BSD CD deleted>
Has anyone bought or seen this CD or one like it sold by someone else?
My question is: does the CD or another actually include the full
source and binaries for the Mac 68k NetBSD, including X11R6, so that I
bought it (or a later edition) installation would be a snap?
Yes, I have November release you described. It has the full source
and binaries for the mac68k port but:
-it does not have the security package (export restrictions,
methinks) - you can grab this package from ftp.iastate.edu
-It does not appear to have m68k binaries of X11R6 (full source, tho)
I highly recommend this CD.
nothing particularly relevant to this group follows.....
By the way, the reason I was looking at the InfoMagic ad in the first
place is that the limitations of an SE/30 and of Macs in general (a
matter of Apple's proprietary policies) are such that I'm going to buy
my first PC (believe it or not, I have never once used a PC, so that I
have never experienced DOS or Windows, not even to type "dir") so that
I can run Linux or FreeBSD or NetBSD on it. I'm leaning toward Linux
right now, but I don't really know why. If anyone has any suggestions
Linux. Because it's fast and free, widely used, 24hr support on irc
#linux, etc...I use both linux and NetBSD on pc hardware --
Linux has the performance edge, and the software is less
troublesome, but NetBSD has better security...my $.02 -- plus
Linux has DOSEMU (dos emulator) and WINE (windows emulator)...
for which free PC Un*x to get, please email me instead of starting an
inappropriate religious war. I am currently looking at Linux and *BSD
True, true. Holy war to email. I apologize in advance for this
flamebait in the BSD camp....