Which FreeBSD is best for my PC?

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
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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