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From: markl@spuddy.uucp (Mark Liversedge)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.bsd
Subject: BSDI BSD/386
Message-ID: <1992May13.152530.7655@spuddy.uucp>
Date: 13 May 92 15:25:30 GMT
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Please don't flame me, but, where is BSD/386? Has no-one installed it?
I am seriously considering buying it and am astonished it is not being
discussed here.  I have looked all around comp.* to no avail. 
Please e-mail me with where to go? 

If this *is* the right place then has anyone any comments? 
Particularly on hardware compatibility and any additional drivers
floating around for any nice devices... 

Is it coz BSD/386 costs money and 386bsd doesn't that I have seen no
mention of it?

One more thing, Eric's FAQ and Bake off has been invaluable to me and 
I appreciate all the hard work he has put in, perhaps the thread on 
rascism can be moved elsewhere: alt.flame? e-mail? No, /dev/null.
-- 
Mark

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From: b...@Germany.EU.net (Bernard Steiner)
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Subject: Re: BSDI BSD/386
Date: 14 May 1992 11:18:13 GMT
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In article <1992May13.152530.7655@spuddy.uucp>, 
markl@spuddy.uucp (Mark Liversedge) writes:
> Please don't flame me, but, where is BSD/386? Has no-one installed it?
> I am seriously considering buying it and am astonished it is not being
> discussed here.  I have looked all around comp.* to no avail. 

To my knowledge, BSD/386 is currently beta or gamma state, and the order form
states something like "(...I ) acknowledge that it is not fit for review"
so I'm not surprised not to see comments on it.

Bernard
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From: bd...@col.hp.com (Bdale Garbee)
Subject: Re: BSDI BSD/386
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b...@Germany.EU.net (Bernard Steiner) writes:
> To my knowledge, BSD/386 is currently beta or gamma state, and the order form
> states something like "(...I ) acknowledge that it is not fit for review"
> so I'm not surprised not to see comments on it.

That's part of it.  There's a very active mailing list of beta users where the
day to day "gee, how do I make this work" questions get asked and answered.
Whether/when that discussion might migrate to a news group is unclear.  

Bdale

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From: grog@adagio.UUCP (Greg Lehey)
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Subject: Re: BSDI BSD/386
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In article <1992May13.152530.7655@spuddy.uucp> 
markl@spuddy.uucp (Mark Liversedge) writes:
>Please don't flame me, but, where is BSD/386? Has no-one installed it?

Good question. It's here, plenty of people have installed it. But
nobody talks about it.

>I am seriously considering buying it and am astonished it is not being
>discussed here.  I have looked all around comp.* to no avail. 

Contact bs...@bsdi.com (1-800-800-4BSD. Don't call 1-800-BSD-UNIX, AT&T
doesn't like it). In Europe, contact bs...@hillside.co.uk
(+44-227-781675).

>If this *is* the right place then has anyone any comments? 
>Particularly on hardware compatibility and any additional drivers
>floating around for any nice devices... 

Probably one of the main reasons that you don't hear much about it
here is that BSDI are maintaining their own beta testers mail list, in
which significant interaction is possible.

>Is it coz BSD/386 costs money and 386bsd doesn't that I have seen no
>mention of it?

Don't think so. comp.unix.sysv doesn't have that problem.
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From: markl@spuddy.uucp (Mark Liversedge)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.bsd
Subject: Re: BSDI BSD/386
Message-ID: <1992May26.112501.19901@spuddy.uucp>
Date: 26 May 92 11:25:01 GMT
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I previously asked for details on BSD/386 and queried the 
(seemingly) amazing lack of chat on the net.

Apparently the Beta testers are using an internal mailing
list for discussions. They are *not* currently allowed to
post to the net. This will be lifted soon, I am told.

I have received lots of info from the beta testers/users
as a result of my article - *many* thanks to all.

All the people who responded had only good things to say.

UK information is available from: bs...@hillside.co.uk
US information is available from: in...@bsdi.com
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From: bd...@col.hp.com (Bdale Garbee)
Subject: Re: BSDI BSD/386
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markl@spuddy.uucp (Mark Liversedge) writes:
> Apparently the Beta testers are using an internal mailing
> list for discussions. They are *not* currently allowed to
> post to the net. This will be lifted soon, I am told.

The restriction has been lifted.  Here's an excerpt from a message to the
beta mailing list from Rob Kolstad at BSDI:

...
BSDI MEMO

May 17, 1992

Things are going well here at BSDI.  We are finalizing our plans for
the Gamma and production releases.  We anticipate having good
schedules in place soon.

As the beta mailing list has evolved and the comp.unix.bsd newsgroup has
continued to run, I think it's time to release our beta users from the
licensing restriction about reviewing or commenting about BSD/386 in
public.  So, after discussion with the engineering staff, here's what
we've come up with:

	* By this note, beta customers are released from the restriction about
	  discussing BSD/386 in newsgroups and other public places.
...

It goes on to say the mailing list will continue, reiterates the bug-reporting
address, and so on.

Bdale, a satisfied BSDI customer, among other things...