Thread: BSD, linux?

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    Smile BSD, linux?


    Is Linux a must to couple with FreeBSD? Or can i run it standalone, and will it support Oracle 11G without Linux? Also, could i get a book recommendation, i've never used FreeBSD before but im about to install it on a rack i just acquired.
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    I'm not sure I understand your question. BSD is not Linux. You can run Linux applications on BSD by installing the Linux-compatibility libraries (for FreeBSD, you are prompted for this at install-time) and telling the system that the program you want to run is Linux-native:
    Code:
    #brandelf -t Linux your_program
    Some applications may need special tuning because the BSD directory structure is a bit different than a Linux-native program might expect.

    In books, I like O'Reilly's BSD Hacks, but it is not a beginner's guide. The FreeBSD Handbook Is a good reference for most tasks.
    HTH,

    Ben N1NP

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