Which FreeBSD is best for my PC?
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Mon Dec 1 02:53:17 PST 2008
On Monday 01 December 2008 11:36:58 Polytropon wrote:
> I can't answer your question regarding "Flash" and encryption;
> sadly, I never saw any need for this.
Even if you get the software to work (which is a project in itself),
performance will be very very bad.
My parents have a similar machine using windows and a flash 8+ that's not just
an advertisement takes about a minute to load after downloading and does 8-10
fps if it's a movie.
We have a few oldies, just installed KDE 3.5 on a:
CPU: VIA Nehemiah (997.17-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "CentaurHauls" Id = 0x698 Stepping = 8
That's pretty much as low as I'd go for normal desktop usage. The machine
you're describing, still makes for a good router or LAN resolver with low
traffic webserving. Backup machine if disks are good.
Getting a decent performing desktop on there is as Polytropon said, a project
you'd do for fun, not cause you need a desktop.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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