[nycbug-talk] Desktop

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Tue Dec 2 15:32:00 EST 2008

On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Siobhan P. Lynch wrote:

> 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 :)

I've been meaning to try this - I've got a few "real" Macs.  What I'd 
really like to see is a list of small/cheap notebooks that are very 
compatible with osx86...  Something like the old 12" PB.


> ciao.
> -Trish
> 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,
>>> etc.,
>>> 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
>> FreeBSD.
>> 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
>> FreeBSD,
>> doesn't seem like there are resources to work on it. Someone from
>> virtualbox
>> 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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