Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-17 Thread Frank Shute
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:29:02PM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

 7.0 is perfectly stable and is recommended for production use. It's not
 bleeding edge code. That's 8.0-CURRENT which is NOT for production use.
 Unless you have a particular reason for using 6.x I would go with 7.0 It's
 fully tested.
 
 nothing is ever fully tested ;) but yes, 7.0 can be classified stable. i 
 would recommend 7.1-BETA install as some bugs are fixed there

If the original poster has fairly new hardware, then he might like to
go with 7.1-RC1.

This has got fixes for newer NICs and graphic cards - after all 7.0 is
about a year old.

If my memory serves me well, it's fairly rare to have bug fixes
between the release candidates  the final release, so he shouldn't
have too many problems with it.

I just installed 7.1-BETA on a laptop when 7.0 was a no-go because it
didn't support the NIC (realtek, I think) and the GPU (Nvidia 8600 M)
using the nv driver.

My advice on the i386 v AMD64 question is if your memory is 4GB or
over (or likely to be in the future) use AMD64, otherwise take your
pick. i386 has better support for Flash and proprietary Nvidia driver
which might matter. I'm assuming the CPU supports the 64 bit
extensions, if not, you have to use i386.


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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Valentin Bud
Hello Abd,

 Yes it is. If you are a newcomer to FreeBSD i suggest you go for the latest
RELEASE which
is 7.0.

 All the platforms supported by FreeBSD as well as places where FBSD can be
downloaded
can be found here: http://www.freebsd.org/where.html.

And of course don't forget to check:
The Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
The FAQ: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/
The Man: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi.

a great day,
v

2008/12/16 Abd Hamid Shamsi storage...@gmail.com

 HI ADMIN,
 I just want to ask, is this freeBSD compatible with my i686 CPU. if there
 any, please advice me what version should i use. TQ


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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Da Rock
On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 17:00 +0800, Abd Hamid Shamsi wrote:
 HI ADMIN,
 I just want to ask, is this freeBSD compatible with my i686 CPU. if there
 any, please advice me what version should i use. TQ

Should do - i386 is just for arch type.

I believe 7.0 is the latest current release.

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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Wojciech Puchar

7.0 is perfectly stable and is recommended for production use. It's not
bleeding edge code. That's 8.0-CURRENT which is NOT for production use.
Unless you have a particular reason for using 6.x I would go with 7.0 It's
fully tested.


nothing is ever fully tested ;) but yes, 7.0 can be classified stable. i 
would recommend 7.1-BETA install as some bugs are fixed there

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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Beech Rintoul
On Tuesday 16 December 2008 00:50:30 Anthony M. Rasat wrote:
 Abd Hamid Shamsi wrote:
 I just want to ask, is this freeBSD compatible with my
 i686 CPU. if there any, please advice me what version
 should i use.

 FreeBSD came with two x86 flavour (can I said that? LOL sorry just had an
 ice cream earlier) which is x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit).

 The x86 flavour is intended for old 386, 486 and 585 (starting from Pentium
 Pro and upward version) to latest Pentium 4 Dual Core. The x86 can handle
 multi processor architechture with SMP kernel which is available by
 default.

 The x86_64 flavour intended for AMD64 architechture that current Intel Core
 2 Duo and since AMD Sempron and upward employed. However, this is not for
 IA64 which is totally different version of FreeBSD (I think) have created
 for it.

 If you aim for tested stable version of FreeBSD, you can use
 FreeBSD-6.x-RELEASE lines. However if your hardware is up to current (say
 no less than 2 years tops) and you want the bleeding-edge version of
 applications, you can try FreeBSD-7.0-RELEASE line (7.1 version is still in
 Release Candidate stage and not recommended except for testers).

 Hopes that what you're looking for.

7.0 is perfectly stable and is recommended for production use. It's not 
bleeding edge code. That's 8.0-CURRENT which is NOT for production use. 
Unless you have a particular reason for using 6.x I would go with 7.0 It's 
fully tested.

Beech
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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Anthony M. Rasat
Abd Hamid Shamsi wrote:
I just want to ask, is this freeBSD compatible with my
i686 CPU. if there any, please advice me what version 
should i use.

FreeBSD came with two x86 flavour (can I said that? LOL sorry just had an ice 
cream earlier) which is x86 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit).

The x86 flavour is intended for old 386, 486 and 585 (starting from Pentium Pro 
and upward version) to latest Pentium 4 Dual Core. The x86 can handle multi 
processor architechture with SMP kernel which is available by default.

The x86_64 flavour intended for AMD64 architechture that current Intel Core 2 
Duo and since AMD Sempron and upward employed. However, this is not for IA64 
which is totally different version of FreeBSD (I think) have created for it.

If you aim for tested stable version of FreeBSD, you can use 
FreeBSD-6.x-RELEASE lines. However if your hardware is up to current (say no 
less than 2 years tops) and you want the bleeding-edge version of applications, 
you can try FreeBSD-7.0-RELEASE line (7.1 version is still in Release Candidate 
stage and not recommended except for testers).

Hopes that what you're looking for.

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Re: i686 CPU Compatibility

2008-12-16 Thread Wojciech Puchar

HI ADMIN,
I just want to ask, is this freeBSD compatible with my i686 CPU. if there
any, please advice me what version should i use. TQ

every version is




Regards
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Pegawai Pemasaran

Galeri Cenderamata Koperasi UPM BHD
Beg Berkunci 260
Pejabat Pos UPM
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 Serdang
Selangor
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