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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:24 am    Post subject: FreeBSD 5 Reply with quote

I read that FreeBSD 5-rc1 was released today. Has anyone heard if it's usable. I have a laptop that's nothing more than an internet terminal, running gentoo, but linux runs slow as ass. I wanted to put bsd on it but i neded cardbus support. It's suposedly there for 5.0.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What makes you think FreeBSD is going to run any faster?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrchuckles wrote:
What makes you think FreeBSD is going to run any faster?


It always has in the past.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afaik, fBSD 5.0-RC1 is pretty flakey. not even the die-hard BSD users that i spoke to about it are switching over yet.

that will change, but when people say linux is bad, unstable, convoluted, archaic, etc. FreeBSD can be worse at times. :wink:

if you want to spend a few hours, get the 4.7-mini.iso file, boot from and install it, then following the install guides, update ports and make world, to turn fBSD 4.7 to fBSD-current.

also, cardbus/pcmcia support is in freeBSD, (probably) not to the same extent that pcmcia-cs has in linux, but probably enough to boot and install FreeBSD with a cardbus/pc-card NIC.

as always, if you choose to switch, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrchuckles wrote:
What makes you think FreeBSD is going to run any faster?


GCC 2.95.3 -> GCC 3.2.1 that's why ! plus some long overdue kernel reworking..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been waiting for the 5.0 release because the only spare hardware I've got are a couple of Vaios, and I need those typical hardware anomalities in a laptop to be taken care of before I can give in to that insatiable curiosity, wanting to see just how many similarities really exist between FreeBSD and Gentoo. Here's hoping my relevant skills have matured enough over the past few months of heavy Gentoo usage to be able to stand my ground in a FreeBSD support forum/newsgroup/mailing list... 8O

As to speed, I'm sure that any real difference is most likely going to be below my personal threshold of perceptiveness. This pissing contest is as old as Linux itself, and frankly, I couldn't possibly care less about intermediate results at any given point in time. Panta rhei... I'm sure they'll eventually cross the finish line together, it just doesn't really look as if any of them were getting there quite yet. 8)
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