[ntp:questions] Monitoring FreeBSD temperatures remotely

Rob nomail at example.com
Tue Apr 13 17:40:25 UTC 2010

David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> "Rob" <nomail at example.com> wrote in message []
>> It probably uses Emacs-style key bindings.  That can be very frustrated
>> for users that are not familiar with Emacs.  I remember trying to 
>> install
>> some Linux distribution, I think it was debian, and giving up after
>> a while for the same reason.
>> There is a Gnu program called "info" that is promoted as a replacement
>> for "man" which has the same problem.  Impossible to use.
>> When you want a Unix-like system which has a bit more userfriendly 
>> system
>> administration it may be better to go for Linux.  Many distributions
>> have come a long way in the system installation and administration 
>> corner,
>> they arguably are better than Windows today.
>> (many Windows users who install Linux and complain about the complexity
>> of the installation actually have not installed Windows, it came 
>> installed
>> on their computer)
> Thanks for the suggestions, Rob.  I could do what I needed with vi - only 
> just, and not particularly easily.  I've never used "man", I tend to have 
> an open Web browser nearby instead.  Couldn't have done that all those 
> years ago when I first ran UNIX systems (pre-Linux, even).  I'm only after 
> good timekeeping - everything else I need to do I can do with Windows, but 
> I note how improved it has become.  BTW: I installed both Windows-7 and 
> FreeBSD on this box, and managed to get it to dual-boot.

Ok, that is good.
When you get an openSUSE 11.2 DVD you can install a system and configure
NTP on it using only the GUI, no need to edit any files.

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