Re: Okay, that's too much now!
On Sep 6, 2015, at 1:56 AM, Thomas Schmitt <email@example.com> 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
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.