FreeBSD on a Mac Mini Intel?

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Mon Nov 24 21:19:27 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008, Ian Jefferson wrote:
>On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Andrew Gould wrote:
>> 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?
>> >>
>> >>
>> Ian,
>> You could always test it using VMWare Fusion........and then let us know
>Er, Gee thanks.  I'll just have a word with the VMware guys about fully
>abastracting the mini in software... back in a jiffy.... ;-)

There's no reason one couldn't run all the normal LAMPS stuff on the Mac
Mini with OS X.  I have apache, postgresql, mysql, php, python, perl, etc.
running on my PPC Mac Mini, all built from source.

I haven't tried FreeBSD on the Macs.  The most adventurous I've been so far
is to put Yellowdog Linux on an old 450MhZ G4 tower, mostly to see how it
worked -- pretty much the same as our other RPM-based systems running
CentOS and SuSE.

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