Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 16:46:50 UTC 2006
On 7/24/06, Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24/07/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
> > All you have to do to see this is try booting FBSD 6 on a 80386
> > and compare it's performance to FBSD 3.X on a 386.
> How are you going to do that, Ted? From the 6.0R release notes: "Support for
> 80386 processors (the I386_CPU kernel configuration option) has been
> removed. Users running this class of CPU should use FreeBSD 5.*X* or
Use a i486 then... The point he's trying to make is still valid.
This would be like running Windows 3.1 on a brand new Xeon 5100
dual-core CPU... sure it will run fast* but what the hell are you
going to do with it? Play solitaire?
* In are hypothetical situation Windows 3.1 is a 64-bit SMP aware OS,
it's not in real life and this should help drive home the point ted is
trying to make.
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