Frank Shute wrote:
I didn't think you'd be having the odd game of Quake on one of your
boxes. But think of it as an added feature! :)
Oh, doom does not require fp, its integer only and on 100MHz Pentium it
was very smooth! I did couple of hour-long doom sessions on one of our
FreeBSD routers while waiting for a bug to regenerate itself in one of
our pops some time around 1996 :)
I was referring to the 100MHz 486 you looked at.
I'd still get an fpu so you can install a largely unpatched OS of your
choice even if the fpu is redundant beyond installing the OS.
I guess you looked at the Soekris stuff and discounted it. Shame,
because a lot of folks find them useful with *BSD.
The last I checked Soekris boards were using more power. We use similar
boards from pcengines.ch for wireless routers. This application I am
working on needs a computer with VGA and sound interfaces.
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