Siobhan P. Lynch
trish at bsdunix.net
Tue Dec 2 12:08:11 EST 2008
I use Mac OS X, primarily, of course i use FreeBSD primarily for
server work, but OS X gives me the best of 3 different worlds:
1) a user friendly, crisp, and intuitive graphical environment
2) a wide range of useful software - including virtualization - to run
my BootCamp partition off VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop when I
need to (Parallels is better for windows gaming, VMWare Fusion seems
to be faster in general though)
3) a whole UNIX-like (mostly FreeBSD userland) system underneath, so
that I can do all the stuff I would do on a UNIX-like desktop machine.
I understand not everyone can afford a Mac, but there is also OSX86 (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
), which I have running on several PeeCees built specifically for it.
I built the PeeCees for under 500 each, and if you run a machine that
has a processor with VT extentions, then you really have no
difference, given the BIOS translation mechanism :)
On Dec 1, 2008, at 1:32 PM, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> Matt Juszczak writes:
>> But I do like how with Ubuntu, you can just plug in a flash drive,
>> and it just works.
> I use OpenSuse as desktop, primarily because VMware does not work with
> FreeBSD. I have not tried qemu though, which is supposed to work in
> Virtualization is likely one reason why some people may end up using
> something other than FreeBSD for desktop.
> Even though virtualization seems like a very requested feature in
> doesn't seem like there are resources to work on it. Someone from
> was even looking for someone to do paid work to get virtualbox to
> work in
> FreeBSD and he was no able to find someone.
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