Subject: Re: Changing to NetBSD
To: Christian Baer <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/23/2007 10:11:58
> - Firefox & Thunderbird, both 2.x

I saw inprecidented reliability of FF2x on FreeBSD 6.2/i386.  I see
increased instability (core dumps, seg faults) on NetBSD/amd64.

> - some IM client (either Pidgin or Kopete)

Pidgin is rock solid on amd64, although it is the most-servile,
wretched, abject incarnation of the gaim project.

> - OpenOffice 2.x requires Java to build.  Both are flagged for-i386-only.

I will pay for functional OO2.x and Java on amd64, if someone wants to
ballpark the man hours to make i386 linux emulation work on amd64

Oh and I'll double up for Evolution and gFTP.


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