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Thread: Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

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    Jan 2007

    Default Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

    Phoronix: Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

    In the two months since the launch of Intel's Haswell processors there's been a lot of coverage on Phoronix for this latest-generation hardware under Linux, including some of Windows and OS X too, but no BSD testing yet. That has now changed with our first report of using PC-BSD / FreeBSD 9.1 on an Intel Core i7 4770K...

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    If you need accelerated graphics on a BSD Haswell system, you're best off installing a NVIDIA discrete graphics card.
    Since when does Optimus work on FreeBSD ?

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    Mar 2013


    Quote Originally Posted by tron_ston View Post
    What do you expect? It's BSD, they sold themselves to the devil and thus they have proprietary blobs for their crap. In fact their graphics only work properly with NVidia cards and NVidia blobs, anything else just doesn't work.
    Untrue. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, and in Linux I was completely unable to boot (without disabling KMS, which stuck me in Vesa) since 3.5 all the way to 3.10
    In FreeBSD, I not only had my full resolution, but a very well working 3d. Sure it had no KMS at the time, and therefore, not *as* good at it used to be in Linux, but it worked.

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    Sep 2011

    Default comon Intel !?

    ... hasn't Microsoft already dumped on you guys (Intel and AMD) enough, with their (badly-performing) RT/Phone8 crap, and their "ARM" processor's. ?!
    I mean, nuthin' against ARM, but even Asus, ..., has long since "abandoned" RT. -it's caca, and the market knows it.

    ... so take a future hint:
    'cause it's gonna be those "other" OS's too now, that are gonna sell for you soon, aka Linux, BSD,... (well moreso Linux) but whatever. It's all good.
    If you wanna $ell those chips, then "make it so, Number 1".
    Last edited by scjet; 09-20-2013 at 08:06 AM.

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