5.2 as a workstation?

Simon Dick simond at irrelevant.org
Wed Jan 14 14:34:57 GMT 2004


On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 14:26, s at m wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 14:15, Simon Dick wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 14:04, Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 07:58:39AM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> > > > So. Is anyone here running 5.x as a workstation? How is it?
> > > > How's the ports tree? Caveats? Etc.
> > > 
> > > I run 5.2-CURRENT on my laptop for general desktop operations without issue.
> > 
> > Same here since 5.0 sometime, I much prefer 5.x on laptops, as of 5.2
> > I'd probably be willing to use it on desktops too, not quite so sure
> > about servers yet though
> > 
> 
> Can I just say "me too"? I've been running 5.0 on my laptop since it was
> RC-something-or-other (late 2002) and it only ever let me down once.
> Since it went -RELEASE, it's never given me any trouble.
> 
> I'm seriously considering 5.2 for my desktop now. On a slightly related
> note, I'm about to take delivery of one of these:
> 
> http://www.iriveramerica.com/products/iHP-120.asp
> 
> so I want to know: what's the score with USB2.0 support under 5.x (or
> even under 4.9)? 

USB2 is supported under FreeBSD 5.1+ as the ehci driver, I don't believe
it's been backported to 4.x yet as it's still considered quite buggy.





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