FreeBSD(tm) is a powerful, professional quality UNIX(tm)-compatible
operating system. FreeBSD is based on 4.4BSD, developed by the University
of California, Berkeley and itscontributors. 17 years of development has
made it the world's most mature and robust network operating system. See
why it is the choice of Internet Service Providers and other businesses
which rely on serious networking performance and reliability.
The FreeBSD book and CDROM set offers you a complete reference to
utilize FreeBSD to itsfullest. You get the entire FreeBSD operating system
with all the tools and add-ons you would expect from the world's most stable
Internet software. From installing the operating system to customizing network
servers, this book and CDROM set provide the ideal solution. Along the way,
you will read detailed descriptions on sharing your machine between FreeBSD
and other systems; installing and configuring the X Window system;
reconfiguring the FreeBSD kernelto suit your needs, and much more!
FreeBSD comes with the industry standard X Window system (X11R6) for
the PC, XFree86. You also get a rich set of ready-to-run X applications
and environments, including Gnome, KDE, Netscape, Open Look, Tcl/Tk and
hundreds more.The system comes with complete source code. FreeBSD provides
a tightly integrated build system that lets you recompile the entire operating
system and support software from source with just one command.
FreeBSD also comes with complete development environment with GNU C, C++
and egcs compilers and gdb debugger. It also comes with packages such as Perl,
Python, Scheme, Tcl and GNU Emacs. For printing you get Groff, TeX, Ghostscript
and AFM fonts. The bash, csh, zsh and tcsh shells give you a wide choice of
environments. FreeBSD supports ISO 9660, RockRidge and Joliet format CDs.