FreeBSD-like linux distro?

Heikki Suonsivu hsu at
Thu Jun 12 06:30:58 UTC 2008

Frank Shute wrote:
> I didn't think you'd be having the odd game of Quake on one of your
> boxes. But think of it as an added feature! :)

Oh, doom does not require fp, its integer only and on 100MHz Pentium it 
was very smooth!  I did couple of hour-long doom sessions on one of our 
FreeBSD routers while waiting for a bug to regenerate itself in one of 
our pops some time around 1996 :)

> I was referring to the 100MHz 486 you looked at.
> I'd still get an fpu so you can install a largely unpatched OS of your
> choice even if the fpu is redundant beyond installing the OS.
> I guess you looked at the Soekris stuff and discounted it. Shame,
> because a lot of folks find them useful with *BSD.

The last I checked Soekris boards were using more power.  We use similar 
boards from for wireless routers.  This application I am 
working on needs a computer with VGA and sound interfaces.

>>>> Heikki
> Regards,

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