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FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?

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  • Great article and review about FreeBSD, err I mean PCBSD

    Being that PCBSD (which is really just FreeBSD + KDE) is probably the most widely used "Desktop" of all the BSD/Unix's,
    and, Ubuntu is clearly the most widely used desktop of all the Linux's, then this is a very good look into a freindly comparison.
    Obviously this is a "FAIR" comparison.
    and so what if PCBSD is actually faster than Ubuntu in Ubuntu's own backyard, cause that is exactly what this review proved at this point in time.
    btw, unless you've been under a rock, it's definitely not the first time where Linux apps run as good or in some cases faster on FreeBSD, than on some other Linux distro's. That's been goin' on for years now.
    And regarding "...Clearly, BSD devs did something right. Again. ..." Yes they certainly did, just ask MacOSX, 'cause it sure ain't Linux under that hood.

    I don't use Ubuntu much anymore, I've been using Arch for a couple years now.

    Anyway, Kudos to PCBSD for comin' through as a very nice BSD/Unix Desktop alternative.

    Thanks again Phronix, for this good Review

    Last edited by scjet; 10-06-2011, 06:37 PM.


    • Originally posted by russofris View Post
      Not having the auto-selection of arch/opts/flags is "the point". The ability to customize multiple facets of the OS is Gentoo's strength, and should be leveraged as such. I thank those individuals running ~x86, and those that test all of the combinations and permutations of cflags and library versions. It is their efforts that ultimately make pre-baked distributions more reliable. Gentoo users suffer so the rest of us don't have to. In regards to benchmarking, any Gentoo result is only representative of the user's Gentoo installation, not all Gentoo installations. I'd be willing to concede a bit if the benchmark author was the one constructing a targeted Gentoo installation for his/her benchmark. Alternatively, if Gentoo-BSD were to a point where meaningful comparison data could be obtained, I'd probably be interested in the comparison.
      Very true. I don't envy those testers one bit. That's a LOT of testing to do. The combinations are mountainous in quantity.