On Monday 26 July 2004 20:41, jam man wrote: > --- Björn_Lindström <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > >> Does Gentoo or FreeBSD have better support for > > > > the > > > > >> AMD64 architecture at this point? > > > > > > what is gentoo? > > > > > > is it some new OS or linux distro? > > > > It's a Linux distribution, so I assume the question > > was meant to be: > > > > "Does Linux or FreeBSD for the AMD64 architecture at > > this point?" > > It doesn't really matter...yes gentoo is a linux > distro. and its the only linux distro I would consider > with the AMD64 architecture. I was looking to see if > anyone here has used (or has knowledge of) both AMD64 > OSes' support and functionality for x86-64 > applications.
As a matter of fact, I just got Gentoo up and running next to my Windows partition on my AMD64. There isn't much difference between the two. At least, when building everything from scratch. I got no experience with packages or anything. Gentoo is just a tad harder to get up and running then FreeBSD is, but shouldn't be too much of a problem if you follow the documentation provided at Gentoo's site. One interesting point for desktop users is that Gentoo automatically compiles X.org as a dependency of KDE rather then XFree86. And I must say, my TFT is quite sharper then it was with XFree86. Further some minor things are added to the standard KDE setup, but they aren't worth mentioning. One thing I am missing is that you have an overview of what you can compile into KDE. Gentoo just compiles the base KDE with a few extras and further you'll have to continue to compile the other KDE things from the portage (same thing as the ports-tree) But, on-topic, it's still a matter of preferences and what you're experienced with. There are no complete new features or anything. It's still just FreeBSD or Gentoo, but the OS just talks 64-bit rather then 32-bit. As for the main question, Gentoo or Mandrake or whatever distribution is all the same when looking at AMD64 support and performance, as long as you're using the same kernel. Cheers, Jorn _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"