64bit P4 vs mfsBSD

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Sun Aug 9 01:47:16 UTC 2015


On Sat, 8 Aug 2015 13:25:54 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Aug 2015 11:06:07 +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> > My machine was a Pentium class machine, I think not even Pentium II
> > or III.
> I still have a fully functional Pentium II with 300 MHz here

lightnings are here very often the end of hardware. An UPS only helps
if the over-voltage comes via the power line. Network cables are here
typically not even available in the shielded version.

> and less than 512 MB RAM. It runs FreeBSD 5 (and a wide set of
> applications) with the speed that's typically experienced on
> today's state-of-the-art computers with plentycore CPUs and
> Gigs of RAM and endless hard disks - but of course with today's
> bloatware (or even crapware) installed. :-)

I have some Raspberries. The old one can even be used as a thin client.
It is not even so bad as it just has to draw the screen. Running it as
a desktop also works but needs patience. Even compiling things gives
some surprises.


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