On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Ricardo Jesus <ricardo.meb.je...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Michael Jr. wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I was just wondering what are the major differences between freebsd and >> pc-bsd and is it harder or just as easy to setup freebsd as a desktop >> compared to pc-bsd? Will freebsd work with sager laptops, and will freebsd >> recognize 4 gigs of ddr3 memory and if it does not regularly, how can I get >> freebsd to recognize 4 gigs of ddr3 memory? Will freebsd be able to >> recognize the latest technologies, like >> intel core 2 duo and the new Nvidia GTX260m, and hard drives at any speed >> like 7200 rpm? I don't know any kind of code so is there any books or any >> kind of resources that you recommend I look at? >> Sorry I have so many questions but I just ordered a new sager laptop and I >> do not really want to have to use windows vista if I don't have to, and I >> think it would be fun to learn how to use freebsd. >> >> >> Thank you, >> Michael Haid >> > If you want a desktop with KDE, flash, JRE and printing with HP printers, PC-BSD is a great choice. Many of my preferred applications are non-KDE apps, so it's less of a great choice for me. Both PC-BSD and FreeBSD work well on my Dell Inspiron 8100 (circa 2000); so you know they don't hog a lot of resources. I don't know about sager laptops. I don't think any 32bit operating systems recognize 4GB of RAM. For 4GB of RAM, you would be better with the 64bit version of FreeBSD. (I could be wrong.) Try a live CD in your laptop to determine whether the hardware is properly recognized. I hope this helps, Andrew _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"