FreeBSD 7: i386 or AMD64 install ??

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Mon Jun 9 17:50:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:36:08 +0200
Jesús Casquero <jcasquero at> wrote:

>   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

General reccommendation: if your hard drive is large enough, split it
in two and install i386 on one partition and amd64 on the other
partition. Then you dual-boot and find ut which version suits your best.
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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