i386 with PAE or AMD64 on PowerEdge with 4G RAM
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.org
Fri Jun 22 02:05:35 UTC 2007
> Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > Like I said, I don't run 64-bit OSes because I prefer compatibility.
> > Believe me, the instant you run into some quirky problem with either the
> > kernel or any of its subsystems, or a third-party program (from ports or
> > otherwise), the first thing you'll be told is "it works for me on i386,
> > have you tried i386?"
> Absolute nonsense. FreeBSD is just as solid on amd64 as on i386, and
A while back I reverted my AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
(2010.06-MHz 686-class CPU) from 64 to 32 bit, 'cos of bad ports.
ls /var/db/pkg | wc -l # 536 Not that I use them all, they just
accumulate. FreeBSD is as solid as damp cement on many old laptops
( http://berklix.org/~jhs/hardware/laptops/ ) ie doesn't install beyond
4.11. No time for ports pain as well as base install failures.
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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