FreeBSD 4.11 - The Last Release of 4.x Series

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FreeBSD 4.11 - The Last Release of 4.x Series

Post by Dictator » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:17 pm

Well, that is it. This is last one of 4.x series. The announcement

boat, are you going to try this one sometimes later?
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:29 pm

What's the 4.x branch have that 5.3 doesn't have? :-?

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Post by Dictator » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:37 pm

Better at stability. :lol:
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:08 pm

You know, I'm half tempted to piece together a unit just to try that OS.....
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Post by Dictator » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:10 pm

Read FreeBSD Handbook before you decide to use FreeBSD. :bong:
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:44 pm

The first thing that caught my eye:

"Preemptive multitasking"

I know not many of you know about the Amiga's OS, but it was originally designed as a "Priotity based preemptive multitasking" OS. (I'm quoting the guy that wrote it)...Those words are music to my ears. It was designed back in 1982/3, released with the Amiga 1000 in 1985. Fully multitasking GUI OS coded to run in a 256k memory environment. Of course, the 256k machines were expandable(initially up to 2 MB, the next generation machines(500 and 2000) were upgradable to 8 MB). From what I read in the FreeBSD link you posted, it looks to be very similar in design. I'd have to track down names, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out some of the same people work(ed) on both projects. I like what I see(I didn't read it all, but I'll get around to it...), needless to say, I'm highly interested. That's part of the reason I want to piece together a system(from parts I have laying around doing nothing but collecting dust), and give it a try. Obviously, I wouldn't use it on my primary machine(s) until I had tested it fully with what I use my computers for.
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Post by Dictator » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:27 pm

You may want to check out NetBSD. It runs on many different platforms include amiga. Dunno if it can run on your amiga made in 1985. :-?
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:34 pm

I'll check out that article, but while it probably won't run on my 1MB A500, my 20MB A3000 might be able to handle it.
Just took a quick look, and ironically enough, it looks like the only system capable of running it(as it sits) IS the Amiga 3000. A higher end A4000 should be able to handle it, provided it has the latest chipset. My 3000 was made in '93, and has all the latest chips...sadly though, with the original motherboard being damaged, I picked up a replacement from EBay....come to find out it's a 16Mhz flavor, while my original was 25Mhz.
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Post by Dictator » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:49 pm

What article? If you are talking about the last link I posted. That's NetBSD Operating System's official site, not an article. :P
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:06 pm

:fist:

Damned nit-pickers.....
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Post by Dictator » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:14 pm

KaptainSkitzo wrote::fist:

Damned nit-pickers.....
You need a new pair of glasses anyway. :icu:
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:16 pm

Ouch.....out smiley'd.......

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