October 1st, 2007, 06:43 PM
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.
October 2nd, 2007, 10:15 AM
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:
Some applications may need special tuning because the BSD directory structure is a bit different than a Linux-native program might expect.
#brandelf -t Linux your_program
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.