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Old 08-27-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
tbrenner
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PC-BSD Hardware Questions..please help


Hi!

I'm thinking of switching over from Windows to BSD. I just downloaded a copy of PC-BSD and I was wondering if it would run nicely on my old Win98 machine, the specs are:

Interl p3 - 500mhz processor
192 RAM
10 Gig Harddisk
Onboard sound
RAGE 2 ATI Display Adapter (I think thats the name :P)

At any rate, I was just wondering if the OS would run nicely on my computer.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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I don't know PCBSD well, but I do know FreeBSD, which it is based off of. I would say that system is decent enough, although you may went to switch to a lighter weight window manager than the default (which is KDE IIRC). At the very least, it might be a little sluggish if you keep some off the "eye candy" features in KDE turned on. I'd suggest something like Fluxbox or XFCE personally.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 02:00 PM   #3
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thanks

thanks a lot.

Is IceWM available for BSD? I used Fluxbox once and no kidding, it was slower than Gnome or any other GUI i've used.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 08-28-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: thanks

Quote:
Originally posted by tbrenner
I used Fluxbox once and no kidding, it was slower than Gnome or any other GUI i've used.
I seriously doubt that.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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Re: thanks

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Originally posted by tbrenner
thanks a lot.

Is IceWM available for BSD? I used Fluxbox once and no kidding, it was slower than Gnome or any other GUI i've used.

Thanks for the help
Yes, iceWM is well supported in freebsd, complete with a configuration utility. I like it alot.

As for fluxbox, I don't use it, but many people that do find it both fast and flexible.
 
  


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