About Which Version I'll Use?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Mar 12 15:22:05 UTC 2010

Vishal Kashyap <vishal.vinix at gmail.com> writes:

> Respected Sir,
> I am a MCA student. and i'd like to install FreeBSD for development purpose
> on my system. But, I've no more information about hardware portion. So,
> Please guide me about that. Here, I am sending you my System's hardware
> profile; which is,
> AMD Athlon Dual Core 7750
> Kingston 2 Gb DDR2 RAM
> Maxtor 250 Gb IDE HDD
> nVIDIA 9500 GT Graphics Card
> Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 (Sound Card)
> As of my assumptions, FreeBSD Release 8.0 i386 can easily be installed on my
> system. Am I right, sir? Or should I use amd64 version of FreeBSD?

Either one will work fine.  If you have more than 3GB of memory, go for
amd64.  If you have less than half of that, go for i386.  

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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