wanted. english word.

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.fep.ru
Wed May 30 15:01:00 CEST 2001


On Wed, 30 May 2001, D-Man wrote:
> Nah, just get OpenBSD (or is it FreeBSD?) -- it's the same kernel.  I
> don't actually know what hardware requirements the *BSD's have, but I
> know Linux will run on any M68K with a PMMU or any PPC machine :-).

   Though FreeBSD is oriented towards 386+ processors, NetBSD (and,
perhaps, OpenBSD) can be ran on almost every 32bit processor in the world!

> Isn't it a little ridiculous to spend cpu time updating an animated
> wristwatch/whatever on the screen instead of putting all available
> power into comleting the task?  I guess on an unstable system it is
> warranted, however ;-).

   No, it is not. If we (personnaly, I am unixhead, mostly linuxoid) want
to conquer the world we simply must take into account user interface
guidelines.
   And modern computer are overpowered anyway, why not to give away some
processor's power - to RC5 contest, SETI at HOME or hourglass?

Oleg.
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