fbsd-amd64 desktop

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Fri Jan 27 09:47:49 PST 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 17:27:21 +0100
Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 02:03:50AM -0700, 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?
> This will depend on your application mix.
> I have been running a 64-bit desktop for about two years without too
> much trouble apart from some Windowmaker bugs.
> For OpenOffice, there is no native version and the FreeBSD/i386 package
> doesn't run. The Linux/i386 version works like a charm, howewer.
> > Also that there were some thread a while back that i386 was better
> > performer if you don't need the extra ram capability.  But that was
> > also in reference to 5.x.  
> I believe it was mainly due to assembly optimized routines in the i386
> version versus straight C for amd64.
> FreeBSD/amd64 should become relatively faster as these are rewritten in
> assembly again.
> > What would y'all recommend for a desktop machine?
> Why don't you try both ? You can partition the machine with a big home
> directory shared between two different FreeBSD installations...

Good idea;-)  But mainly because I don't have much spare time at the
moment...;-(  Need things to "just work".  So that's why I inquired.
Thanks to all for their comments.

Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
A: Why is putting a reply at the top of the message frowned upon?

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