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On Jun 21, 2007, at 6:24 PM, Julian H. Stacey wrote:

> =?utf-8?Q?Dag-Erling_Sm=C3=B8rgrav?= wrote:
>> Jeremy Chadwick writes:
>>> Like I said, I don't run 64-bit OSes because I prefer compatibility.
>>> Believe me, the instant you run into some quirky problem with
>>> either the
>>> kernel or any of its subsystems, or a third-party program (from
>>> ports or
>>> otherwise), the first thing you'll be told is "it works for me on
>>> i386,
>>> have you tried i386?"

>>
>> Absolute nonsense. FreeBSD is just as solid on amd64 as on i386, and

>
> A while back I reverted my AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
> (2010.06-MHz 686-class CPU) from 64 to 32 bit, 'cos of bad ports.
> ls /var/db/pkg | wc -l # 536 Not that I use them all, they just
> accumulate. FreeBSD is as solid as damp cement on many old laptops
> ( http://berklix.org/~jhs/hardware/laptops/ ) ie doesn't install
> beyond
> 4.11. No time for ports pain as well as base install failures.


Eh? I would like to contest this statement. I own several old
Thinkpads, an Toshiba Portege and NONE of them have had any problems
what so ever. My Toshiba is running -CURRENT without any issues what
so ever. Damp cement? WTH?

>
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