[Linux4christians] Re: Beer and Distro Flavors :)
aaylnx at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 22:45:15 EST 2005
On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 16:42:35 -0500, l4c <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> Edward Appel wrote:
> > Lastly, (I know it's off the topic a little), as far as my favorite
> > distro, I currently use Fedora Core 3 as my main everyday PC... I do
> > however lean more toward FreeBSD for anything else, like my SMP server
> > here, and pretty much all servers I setup for that matter. Unless of
> > course the client insists on a M$ solution.
> Hey, you know this morning I saw an article (somewhere) that was saying
> the new NetBSD 2.0 was out-benchmarking FreeBSD on it's own platform.
> Have you tried NetBSD yet? It's one of my favs :-)
I tried the NetBSD 2.0 live cd tonight. It looks quite nice, but it's
terriably slow once X starts up. It's slowness isn't due to using KDE
as the default desktop. Recent KDE builds are quite speedy and on the
same machine Knoppix and Kanotix boot into KDE quite quickly and KDE
is quite snappy once X fully loads. I think the slugishness of the
live cd is due to the fact that it doesn't use a compressed file
system. Knoppix uses cloop and Kanotix uses squashfs and both of
these compressed file systems dramatically speed things up over other
live cd's that don't use them and older ones (like Demolinux). I
don't know what sort of availability there are for compessed file
systems under BSD, but if they are available, NetBSD should surely use
one for their live disk. Not only does it speed things up but cloop
lets one squeze in over 2gigs of stuff onto a 700mb CD with Knoppix.
Other than my very limited expreience with the live CD I can't give
you much feedback on 2.0, but look forward to giving it an install
sometime so I can really see what things are like.
> -Linc Fessenden
> In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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