Debian vs NetBSD.
cl at isbd.net
Sun Jan 10 14:00:16 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 02:16:54PM +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> On 10/01/2010 13:23, Odd wrote:
> > Gilles Gravier wrote:
> >> Of course, now, Ubuntu doesn't offer support for SPARC anymore, so you
> >> have to consider Debian Linux (or NetBSD, if you want something slimmer
> >> and higher performance).
> > Source please. Only examples I can find state "BSD performance better"
> > without any underlying benchmarks backing it up.
> Not sure where the latest numbers are, but NetBSD has had several
> performance records, inlucind the fastest internet speed record :
> This is old, and NetBSD has gotten faster (as you point out yourself
> that they had performance increases).
> System requirements are low : The minimal configuration for a
> NetBSD/i386 system requires 4M of RAM and about 40M of disk space. For a
> full installation (including source and X11), at least 8M of RAM and
> 200M of disk space are recommended.
> It's directly available in ISO CD image on over 30 different hardware
> architectures (I don't know if other OSes beat that).
> It's not the simplest OS to use (in particular because by default it
> boots in text mode and you THEN have to install GNOME... :)
That makes it simpler to my mind! :-)
> But if you want raw performance on smaller hardware... that's what you want.
> If you want the full comfort of Windows without the hassle of bugs,
> hands, viruses, and Microsoft, then you go for Ubuntu.
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