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Re: [News] New Walkthrough of FreeBSD 8.0

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____/ White Spirit on Monday 08 Feb 2010 12:19 : \____

> On 08/02/2010 11:44, ceed wrote:
>>> FreeBSD makes an excellent desktop OS.
>> The problem isn't if it's good when it runs. The problem would be for
>> me: Can I install it on my laptop and have a working OS in a couple of
>> hours?
> Yep, although I did say it makes an excellent desktop OS, not
> necessarily a laptop OS.
>> Would wireless work?
> It depends on the chipset.  I wouldn't recommend FreeBSD on most laptops
> for this reason, along with ACPI support.
>> Would my nvidia graphics be accelerated?
> If you're using the 32-bit version then you can use the NVidia driver or
> the open source 'nv' driver.  For the 64-bit version, you'd have to use
> the open source driver.
>> Would I be able to print to my HP mfp?
> FreeBSD uses the same printing systems that Linux has.

There is a new interview at DistroWatch Weekly today. It says that FreeBSD and
PC-BSD are almost merging codewise. There is still just one Linux.

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