Another whirl with FreeBSD

Heinrich Rebehn rebehn at
Wed Oct 11 05:54:52 UTC 2006

Eric wrote:
> michael graffam wrote:
>> Hi, my name is Michael and I'm and Open Source addict.
>> Enough with the re-introductions, I guess.
>> Essentially, I'd like to hear any opinions regarding
>> the 64 bit and 32 bit FreeBSD ports. NDIS support is
>> fine on both? 
>> My machine is a Compaq Presario V2000 series, in case
>> someone has the same, or similar. 
> i heard its better to run the i386 version of BSD on 64 bit machines due
> to the overhead, etc. unless you need what the 64 bit version gives you
> (addressing more memory, etc). It will work fine (I run both versions),
> but i am sure more can be turned up by a quick search of the mailing
> list etc.

Overhead ?? Would this mean that the 64 bit version will run slower?


Heinrich Rebehn

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