fbsd-amd64 desktop

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Fri Jan 27 03:28:09 PST 2006

On Friday 27 January 2006 10:03, Ken Gunderson wrote:
> I've only run fbsd-amd64 on servers.  My favorite server ports all
> work great but not sure about status of desktop related stuff.  For
> example, I know OpenOffice has issues.  Any other gotchas I should know
> about?

A lot depends on what kind of desktop you intend to run. KDE, for instance, 
has no gotchas that don't also apply to i386 (basically, many hardware 
detection and configuration things are linux-specific in that codebase, so 
they don't work on any FreeBSD). For common desktop applications like 
pirating CDs (k3b) and surfing dubious websites (webbrowser + mplayer), amd64 
desktops are fine.

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