[nycbug-talk] Minimum Install w/ X11 on Virtual PC

Scott Robbins scottro
Thu Jul 7 21:06:23 EDT 2005

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On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 08:48:31PM -0400, George R. wrote:
> Scott Robbins wrote:
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> >On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 02:40:09PM -0400, Hakim Singhji wrote:
> >>Hi All,
> >>I am going to install FreeBSD 5.4 on MS Virtual PC. My PC (IBM
> >>Thinkpad R51) only has 256MB of RAM available. I do not want to
> >>install Gnome or KDE however I would like the benefits of colors in
> >>text editors, backgrounds, etc. as this is going to be a testing
> >>environment for application development.

> But the real reason I'm posting is that it's a bad idea to cross-post, as you 
> did with freebsd questions.  Etiquette-wise it's ugly; and in terms of 
> discussoin coherency and continuity.

This is how we learn not to do such things.  :)  The OP also posted the
question on bsdforums (where I, hopefully nicely, lectured him)

Anyway, I think it's worth posting this link of a faq of mine.  It's a
FAQ for a few Linux mailing lists aimed at newcomers, and the section
linked here deals specifically with netiquette.  


Hakim, don't feel badly--we all do this at the beginning.  :)

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