Bert JW Regeer wrote:
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> On Jun 21, 2007, at 6:24 PM, Julian H. Stacey wrote:


You broke the header, sending 2 seperate mails with same content,
so I've copied the reply I sent to what I first saw as your private mail:

> > 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?


5 out of 6 of mine have not wanted to go beyond 4.11 : PCMCIA, PLIP
etc Just one ruuns 6.2. FreeBSD 5 & 6 have been a nightmare of
more functionality at expense of breaking machines. 4.11 actually
installs & runs
see http://berklix.org/~jhs/hardware/laptops/

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Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
HTML mail unseen. Ihr Rauch=mein allergischer Kopfschmerz. Dump cigs 4 snuff.
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