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mr-bisquit

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Another for BC_Programmer
« on: March 31, 2011, 09:59:47 PM »
What's your take on trying FreeBSD on non x86/amd64 hardware?

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 08:48:59 AM »
BC is out to lunch.
Meanwhile, which platform do you mean?
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Supported platforms  ...The FreeBSD Project are...
IA-32, x86-64, SPARC, SPARC64, IA-64, NEC PC98, PowerPC, ARM, MIPS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeBSD

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 12:28:16 PM »
IA-32 is x86. X86-64 is amd64. Note I said non x86/amd64 hardware.

PowerPC is split into PPC32 and PPC64.

There is no longer sparc support, only sparc64 and sun4v.

Others such as mips and arm are limited.

The ones with the most support are: sparc64, sun4v, ia-64, ppc32, and ppc64.
I work with ppc32 and sparc64.

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 12:34:42 PM »
Why was this moved when it is offtopic about operating systems and an open public challenge? Placing this in computer hardware was a wrong move. It is not a question about computer hardware.
Why is Geek-9pm giving me a reference about FreeBSD from wikipedia? I know what I am asking because I use the system.
Why is BC_Programmer afraid to answer my question himself?


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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 01:12:34 PM »
Just my opinion:

1. Don't go up against the moderator's decisions. You won't win.
2. Your question is about using an OS on certain types of hardware and is thus ontopic for this section.
3. You won't make many friends here posting like that.
4. Nobody is "afraid" of answering you. Grow up.
5. Your membership does not give you any right to specify that a particular person answers or indeed anyone at all.
6. This is a help site not a forum for "challenges".
7. There is a line. Don't cross it.

 

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 01:34:17 PM »
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non x86/amd64
That expression is not specific. Other people read these threads. It is helpful if others can understand what the topic is really about.
And if you do not understand the difference between hardware and software, it just makes things more confusing.

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 02:10:24 PM »
Just my opinion:

1. Don't go up against the moderator's decisions. You won't win.
2. Your question is about using an OS on certain types of hardware and is thus ontopic for this section.
3. You won't make many friends here posting like that.
4. Nobody is "afraid" of answering you. Grow up.
5. Your membership does not give you any right to specify that a particular person answers or indeed anyone at all.
6. This is a help site not a forum for "challenges".
7. There is a line. Don't cross it.
1. I'll ask questions because I want an answer.
2. No. The question is an open, public statement to a certain individual. This is why it was posted in Offtopic.
3. I don't recall anyone here helping me in real life.
4. If the person wasn't, then that person would have answered. Someone else answered the question for him.
Expecting me to have the exact same understanding as you is being ignorant. "Grow up," as you stated, should also be applied to yourself.
5. Nor does your membership allow you to make assumptions about me.
6. Notice the original question was in Offtopic. See number 2.
7. A line is a set of points.

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That expression is not specific. Other people read these threads. It is helpful if others can understand what the topic is really about.
And if you do not understand the difference between hardware and software, it just makes things more confusing.
Why did you not state that in the original answer?


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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 02:11:28 PM »
Let's knock off the the arguing or the thread will be locked.

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 03:56:09 PM »
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Why did you not state that in the original answer?
Didn't have my microphone on.So had to type.

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Re: Another for BC_Programmer
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 04:17:58 PM »
Well i've seen enough...
   
 
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