FreeBSD on a Mac Mini Intel?

Andrew Gould andrewlylegould at
Mon Nov 24 05:08:13 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 9:08 AM, John Almberg <jalmberg at> wrote:

> On Nov 21, 2008, at 11:42 PM, Ian Jefferson wrote:
>  Is anyone running FreeBSD on a Mac Mini Intel?
> I don't know the answer to your question, but don't think it's a crazy one.
> One of the most interesting things I've seen, lately, is a hosting company
> that uses stacks of Mac Minis running OS X Server. They may not be the thing
> for mission-critical services, but for day-to-day web hosting, they are far
> better (IMHO) than the typical WinTel or Linux white box systems that fill
> colo facilities. Need redundancy? Plunk down another $500 bucks! One of
> Apple's coolest products, I think.
> -- John


You could always test it using VMWare Fusion........and then let us know

With a vm, you wouldn't have to worry about Apple's hardware booting


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