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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    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},  {EISA},  {VESA},  or  {PCI}  based 
  computer  with  an  {Intel  80386SX}  to  {Pentium}  CPU  (or 
  compatible  {AMD}  or  {Cyrix}  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.  Complete  {TCP/IP}  networking 
  including  {SLIP},  {PPP},  {NFS}  and  {NIS}.  {Memory 
  protection},  {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},  {BSDI},  {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.  {Shared 
  libraries}.  A  full  compliment  of  {C},  {C++},  {Fortran}  and 
  {Perl}  development  tools  and  many  other  languages.  {Source 
  code}  for  the  entire  system  is  available.  Extensive  on-line 
  {Home  (}. 
  {(}  or  try  your  nearest 
  {mirror  site}  listed  at  the  home  site  or  buy  the  {CD-ROM}  from 
  {Walnut  Creek}.