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Re: Okay, that's too much now!

On Sep 6, 2015, at 1:56 AM, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup@gmx.net> wrote:

> FreeBSD is not too bad. But you will notice that it has a
> much smaller tester community than GNU/Linux. The focus is
> on big iron, not on personal computers.

Servers, Internet domains -- medium iron. That's why I tried so hard to learn how to make Debian work, back in the day.

> There is a project named PC-BSD which tries to make it more
> desktoply:
>  http://wiki.pcbsd.org
>  http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Turn_FreeBSD_into_PC-BSD%C2%AE

Saw that. The download failed at a bit over a G. And the FreeBSD compile of XFCE failed in Thunar. There seems to be significant trouble in BSD-land. Debian's apt always works flawlessly for me -- it just puts the bits over there so Postfix can listen for SMTP.

> For myself it would not be a good choice, because ISO 9660
> mounting cannot handle files >= 4 GiB or multi-session
> added above 4 GiB.

I don't do movies. I'm just an old text oriented server guy. So that wouldn't be a prob here. As long as it runs reliably, several thousand times, to do a few megs.

But I do need a GUI, for those lovely terminal emulators that scroll back a thousand lines and use a legible type face. That's still a long way from 4G, though, but Gnome's working on that.

> But where to find tape hardware,

> anyway ?

Amazon? They have several. 

Glenn English

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