On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:35:15 -0700 Michael Collette <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Bit of a dilemma here with my primary desktop machine suddenly up and > dieing on me. I'm now in the market to slap together a new PC > > I've started with looking at picking up an AMD64 based system. After > Googling around for a while I still have some concerns I haven't been > able to address. Probably just not looking the right places. > > Mostly I'm worried about some of the proprietary stuff like Flash, > Acrobat, nVidia Drivers, Java, and the like not working. > > Is anyone out there actively using the AMD64 processor as a desktop > machine? Are any of these 32-bit apps going to prove to be a show > stopper for me? > > The alternative appears to be the P4 with all the motherboards I've > seen using audio devices that aren't supported. Still, I'd rather > buy an old sound card and have all the software at least functional. > Any advice out there? > > Thanks, I tried the AMD64 version some time ago. Unfortunately I have to use Win'XP sometimes and an ext2 filesystem with the right Windows driver enables me to share files between XP and FreeBSD. For me 'Problem Report amd64/69704 : ext2/ext3 unstable in amd64' was the reason to switch back to the 32 bits version of FreeBSD again as it locked up every time I wrote or read a ext2 filesystem. Cor _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"