How can this 'top' command output make sense? Load over 7 and total CPU use ~5%

Michael David Crawford mdc at
Sun May 24 19:02:42 UTC 2009

This guy advises buying an old G4 Mac laptop to use as a netbook:

While Apple might be planning to stop supporting PowerPC, one could run 
FreeBSD on it.

Mac-Pro has good prices on used Mac laptops.  A G4 PowerBook is $500 to 
$650 depending on what kind of burner is installed.

I was just now looking into ARM netbooks.  I think there's only one 
actual shipping model so far, but ARM shows great promise because ARM 
CPUs use very little power.  I expect there will be lots of them by the 
end of the year.

Is there a FreeBSD ARM port? There's not one for 7.2.

Michael David Crawford
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