<operating system> A free operating system
based on the BSD 4.4-lite release from Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley
FreeBSD requires an ISA
, or PCI
based computer with an Intel 80386SX
CPU (or compatible AMD
CPU) with 4 megabytes of RAM
and 60MB of disk space.
Some of FreeBSD's features are: preemptive multitasking with dynamic priority adjustment to ensure smooth and fair sharing of the computer between applications and users.
Multiuser access - peripherals such as printers and tape drives can be shared between all users.
networking including SLIP
, demand-paged virtual memory with a merged VM
/buffer cache design.
FreeBSD was designed as a 32 bit operating system.
X Window System
(X11R6) provides a graphical user interface
Binary compatibility with many programs built for SCO
, NetBSD, 386BSD
, and Linux
Hundreds of ready-to-run applications in the FreeBSD ports collection.
FreeBSD is source code compatible with most popular commercial Unix
systems and thus most applications require few, if any, changes to compile.
A full compliment of C
development tools and many other languages.
for the entire system is available.
Extensive on-line documentation.
(ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD) or try your nearest mirror site
listed at the home site or buy the CD-ROM
from Walnut Creek.