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: 586 support
by animus on Fri 14th Jul 2006 17:46 UTC
animus
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2005-11-29

I found this to be rather unfortunate as well. I have a K6-3/450 that I'm sure would fly with PC-BSD.

I'm also not to keen on the resolution requirements for the installation. One of my machines is hooked up to a 640x480 lcd projector (sans monitor) and although PC-BSD itself works fine at 640x480 -- I can't install it without mucking around with using another monitor. (Although, I also recall reading about a console resolution change to 800x600 which might cause further problems for me... needless to say I haven't updated).

Since I have around 5-6 boxes dedicated to *BSD I was hoping I could have a homogenous environment of all PC-BSD... but that's turning out to be too hard to maintain. Not a big deal though.

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