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There's one thing though, you daemons be careful not to get too close! You may go up in a puff of smoke or return whence you came...
Literal daemon or metaphorical demon - either way, Beastie is in!I am not native English speaker, so that sentence was a bit hard to grasp. What do you mean by that? Too close to what?
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well we are all constantly choosing repeatedly on the OS we use. Esp. some of us that have several environments that need installations.I might be being a little pedantic, but I think it might read more idiomatically if 'chose' is used instead of 'choose'.
'Chose' implies past tense, as in already chosen, whereas 'choose' implies currently choosing.
However, ignore me if this was your original intention.
I am not native English speaker, so that sentence was a bit hard to grasp. What do you mean by that? Too close to what?
Hello folks,Who's new to FreeBSD? Did you migrate from another OS and what was your reason?
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What do you mean by "UK" in this sentence? United Kingdom? I don't see what the United Kingdom has to do with Linux. Linux itself is a kernel and a trademark, which is owned by Linus Torvalds, who is originally from Finland, but has lived on the US west coast for the last ~20 years. No UK there.Linux is unfortunately totally hacked to become owned by UK who didn't pay to produce it.
RISC has an interesting history. It probably started at IBM research, under John Cocke, on the US east coast; that was part of the IBM "Future Systems" project. The first viable RISC microprocessors came out of what today is called Silicon Valley, two groups spearheaded by John Hennessy of Stanford (MIPS) and Dave Patterson of Berkeley (RISC-V, later became SPARC and inspired ARM). Digital came much later.RISC was made in USA not CHINA, Dec Alpha (use to have HQ near where I lived - until Bill Clinton and closure).
CHINA didn't even make CPU in 1989. Neither did the UK. Fujitsu? Japan and russia made SPARK chips.I don't actually know when China started making computers or microprocessors. The UK was one of the first countries to have computers, for example the EDSAC in the late 40s or early 50s. They did a lot of ground-breaking stuff in chips and microprocessors too.
The SPARC was designed in California; actually my former manager was the chief architect of it. Fujitsu then invested heavily into turning it into a 64-bit machine (through their subsidiary HAL), but they came significantly later. The Russians cloned the spark (I don't whether with or without license) in the late 90s, much muc later.
China has nothing to do with non-shared drivers. Those have existed since long before China was a force in computing. Microsoft headquarters are near Seattle, nowhere near China.yes. that is because it's made in CHINA and they don't share the drivers. they have deals with Microsoft (who is more close to china than you'd think and has HQ there).
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Try Mathematica. They have excellent deals for students (esp. for Pi running FreeBSD) and the math is unbridled. If I don't say "Maple" Canada might be angry I don't want Canada angry.I am a student of mathematics. I am familiar to UNIX user-land, it's simplicity, FHS. Linux is way too much fragmented for me. I prefer BSD license philosophy. I also use Windows and macOS casually. FreeBSD for daily usage on desktop. I am learning system programming here (I use jails for that). Very cool OS.
I do not speak about chinese computer/cpu. Acorn Computer. Ltd (a British company based in Cambridge) created the first ARM CPU in 1985: Acorn Computers. RISC iX, BSD/Unix in 89/90: RISC iX. The first version of NetBSD on Acorn Computers come from 94 and was named RiscBSD: NetBSD/acorn32.""Hi all, I'm a 3D CG Graphist. Started BSD/Unix in 89 (if i remember correctly). NetBSD/ARM (was named RiscBSD) somewhere between 94/96.""
NO. RISC was made in USA not CHINA, Dec Alpha (use to have HQ near where I lived - until Bill Clinton and closure). CHINA didn't even make CPU in 1989. Neither did the UK. Fujitsu? Japan and russia made SPARK chips. they were not called ARM. ARM/UK, british, was not making production graphics machines in 89 or 94 if i am correct.
Actually a good point. Perhaps we could filter off some of his "blog posts" into their own section. I am also quite fond of this thread, especially since it often includes loads of history of ancient and interesting platforms people have been migrating from. We don't want others to be scared of posting here in fear of a response of... oddness.I can confirm one thing though: this "Introduce yourself ..." thread which I loved, is ruined for good.