FreeBSD 7: i386 or AMD64 install ??

Jesús Casquero jcasquero at
Mon Jun 9 10:01:58 UTC 2008

Hello everybody,

  I have a question about FreeBSD 7. I have a new laptop (HP Pavillion
6600 series) whose principal function will be programming (Ruby on
rails) and a little multimedia and CD,DVD toasting stuff.

  I have seen there is a FreeBSD/amd64 Project which covers the
FreeBSD port to AMD's AMD64 and Intel 64 architecture [1]. The laptop
has an Intel Core Duo T8100, 64 bits, processor and 3 GB of memory.

  Should I install this version or should I switch to the 386 version
? I am looking for good stability compiling with Ruby and enough
support of the main devices: Intel Pro 3945 wireless card (through wpi
I have read), nvidia driver, etc. These last tips are done with basic

  Is there something that it I have to bear in mind? I have searched
the list before posting but I have not found anything definitive

Thanks very much in advance.


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