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Old 12-23-2002, 11:19 PM   #1
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GNU-Darwin x86

Is this any good?

It's a beta, so I'm particularly interesting in whether or not it's in a "usable" state?

Does XWindows, networking, sound, etc... work?
Old 12-24-2002, 08:52 PM   #2
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Would love to be able to answer your question. I downloaded the iso for GNU Darwin beta 2.5 but i cannot install it on my notebook. So it sits on my shelf along with other distros such as Corel Linux, Vector Linux, Connecitva, Redmond, etc.
Old 12-25-2002, 11:58 PM   #3
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Last time I checked (which was a few months ago actually) Darwin-86 had a very limited list of supported hardware. It was something like a 440BX Intel chipset and S3 Virge video.
Old 12-26-2002, 05:24 PM   #4
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What I read lately is that it does support more hardware, but it is a very basic system, no X etc. Also it is very much like FreeBSD, so you could try that and have all the software you want.
Old 12-26-2002, 06:13 PM   #5
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Actually, I think I'll try Debian.

*is finally getting broadband in a few days*


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