Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Nov 2011 01:29 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Deep End's Paul Venezia wonders why more folks aren't using FreeBSD on the desktop. 'There used to be a saying -- at least I've said it many times -- that my workstations run Linux, my servers run FreeBSD. Sure, it's quicker to build a Linux box, do a "yum install x y z" and toss it out into the wild as a fully functional server, but the extra time required to really get a FreeBSD box tuned will come back in spades through performance and stability metrics. You'll get more out of the hardware, be that virtual or physical, than you will on a generic Linux binary installation.'
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RE[5]: I agree, 10 years ago.
by sean on Tue 8th Nov 2011 18:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I agree, 10 years ago."
sean
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Not so simple - at least in my case, 64bit nVidia support under FreeBSD is not as solid as its Linux counterpart.

- Gilboa


In what way? I use that driver on my workstation, and I have no trouble with it. Long ago I did.

If you have trouble with it, you can ask questions on nv News's forum ( http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=47 ). nVidia employees are present there. Also, you can ask on the FreeBSD forum ( http://forums.freebsd.org/ ).

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