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OpenBSD & X11
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: OpenBSD & X11
- From: Scott McEachern <smceachern_(_at_)_jamedia_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 05:44:47 -0500
I'm about to build a new workstation at work and happened to
mention to my boss that I was going to make it an OpenBSD system
running X. He promptly said it was a bad idea and that because
OpenBSD doesn't support MTRRs, it's really slow. Is it correct that
OpenBSD does not support MTRRs? Is there a graphical performance hit
versus say, FreeBSD? (I could really use feedback from people who
either have or do use both.)
He also went on to explain that I wouldn't be able to run version
4 of X because it would never build (so?) I don't feel the need to be
on the bleeding edge of X, but does it build?
I really love OpenBSD and I'm dying to have a graphical desktop
under it. Can anyone help with some ammo to shoot down these
allegations? BTW, this isn't an "anti-open source, use windows" thing
on his part, we have lots of both.
R. Scott McEachern, Network Administrator
J&A Media Services, Inc.
300 John St., Suite 500, Thornhill, ON, CA L3T 5W4
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