Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 19:19 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.2 has been released. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.2 for x86 based processors. PC-BSD 1.2 now utilizes the FreeBSD advanced ULE scheduler and is compiled with optimizations for 686 processors (all support for 386, 486 and 586 microcode is disabled in kernel). This release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX, making it a solid release for home and business usage."
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RE: Performance?
by darkcoder on Fri 14th Jul 2006 03:25 UTC
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I haven't tested PC-BSD 1.2 yet, but I found it more responsive as a Desktop than Linux in the 1.0x series.

The header says it is optimized for 686? Has anyone run any benchmarks that would compare it to another OS? Is it indeed faster and optimized?

In the same way people said there is not complete prof that Gentoo, Arch or any other i686 (or better) optimized distro is faster than Debian, or Fedora, but anyone who has used those different systems will agree that 686 optimized systems feel faster and more responsive at least for the desktop.

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