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Old 22nd July 2008
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Default Old Guy's System

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P4 3.0 gig
2 gig A-Data ram
2 x 8600GT (See addtional post)
Winfast DTV2000H
Onboard sound AC97 850 (ich)
Gigabit Lan (em0)
200 gig SATA hd (Dedicated FreeBSD)
2 x 320 gig SATA, 1 x 160gig SATA (all XP)

Dual boot, dual head. (GAG Boot Manager)

Running FreeBSD 7.0-Release, full KDE.
FreeBSD bill.home.net 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #1: Tue Apr 29 13:37:12 EST 2008 bill@bill.home.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BILL-1 i386
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Old 22nd July 2008
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My old Shell Server (4 friends):

CPU: Intel P2 330MHz
RAM: 320MB SDRAM
HDD1: 10GB
HDD2: 20GB
3COM NIC
NULL-MODEM, no Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard attached
OS: FreeBSD 7.0 i386
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Old 22nd July 2008
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My main desktop is running Windows Vista Business solely, but it runs several FreeBSD versions I use for software development / testing / package building inside a VMware Workstation.

My other systems run FreeBSD natively:
  • Toshiba Satellite 6100 laptop (FreeBSD 7.0)
  • PC-Engines WRAP Board with 3 LAN and 1 additional WLAN (internet firewall, WLAN access point, FreeBSD 6.3 running from CompactFlash)
  • Toshiba Satellite 4080 laptop expanded with PCcard NIC and a 8 GB SSD used as torrent server (FreeBSD 7.0)
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Old 23rd July 2008
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Workstation:
CPU: AMD Opteron 275 x2 2.2Ghz
MB: Tyan Tiger K8WE
RAM: 2GB
HDD: 250GB SATA
3Com nic
Antec Atlas
17" TFT screen
FreeBSD 7

Webserver
CPU: AMD Opteron 185 x2 2.6Ghz
MB: Tyan Tomcat K8SH
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 2x500GB SATA RAID1
2x3Com nic
Chieftec 2U
FreeBSD 7

Fileserver
CPU: AMD Opteron 146 2.0Ghz
MB: Tyan Tomcat K8SH
RAM: 1GB
HDD: 2x500GB SATA RAID1
Chieftec 2U
2x3Com nic
OpenBSD 4.3

Gateway
CPU: AMD Athlon 1.8Ghz
MB: ASUS K8N Neo4
RAM: 512MB
HDD: 160GB
Antec NSK4480B
2x3Com nic
OpenIDS 1.8

And a HP nx6325 laptop running Archlinux right now. Tried Freebsd, but it didn't like this machine. Might give PC-BSD a chance.

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Desktop:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz (HTT enabled)
RAM: 2GB
HDD: WD 250GB Sata
Monitor: Samsung 17"
Video: nVidia GeForce 6600Le 256MB
Motherboard: Abit AS-8 with building ICH sound and Realteck lan 100Mb/s
Sound2: Creative SoundBlaster Live! 24bit (unused)

One and only OS: FreeBSD-7.0-Release-....
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Workstation (...) Webserver (...) Fileserver (...) Gateway
Motherboards? / PSUs?

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And a HP nx6325 laptop running Archlinux right now. Tried Freebsd, but it didn't like this machine. Might give PC-BSD a chance.
You may also try Draco Linux: dracolinux.org
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Old 23rd July 2008
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Motherboards? / PSUs?
Have updated the specs.

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You may also try Draco Linux: dracolinux.org
I'll have a look at it. thanks for the tip.
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Since I don't have my own computer, i cannibalize many unused computer in my workplace to get myself my own server...even though it's not new, it works perfectly and i love it


CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
Motherboard: A-plus with VIA chipset ( ??? )
RAM: 512MB
NIC : 1 x D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100BaseTX
1 x RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX
Harddisk: 1 x QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 ( 10GB )
1 x Seagate ST320011A ( 20GB )
Almost no casing... ( hardly find it )
running FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE i386


One thing, i don't even know what is the brand of my motherboard. I try to search the internet but I can't find anything. I got A+ and Aopen in the internet, but then it's not my motherboard. my motherboard is "A-Plus" ( notice the plus is spelled rather than write as symbol ), and Aopen motherboard has intel chipset, mine is Via...

anyway, I request a server for my college work to my boss, let's hope he realized it... ( kinda impossible )
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When I first got this machine off my dad it wouldn't even boot... no wonder he didn't mind trading me two small machines for my trusty P-4 1.7Ghz machine for them. I tried FreeBSD 7.0 on the machine I'm making this post on and it wouldn't get past placing Generic into the /boot directory. Then I tried FreeBSD 6.3 on it and it worked more or less perfectly... until I put Gnome on it and the hard drive started having seizures. I've got bad sectors everywhere to the point that the little 5GB IDE HDD in it can barely install BSD+Gnome2. Doesn't bug me, I get almost everything I need from the fileserver downstairs, so I don't need local copies of almost anything.

Oh yeah, CPU is an AMD K6-2 500Mhz with roughly 320Mb of RAM.
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My home media server:

CPU: VIA C3 Nehemiah 1GHz
Memory: 512MB
HDD: 40GB IDE internal (system drive) + 500GB USB (media storage)
Motherboard: GA-PCv2
VGA: Integrated Via CLE266
NIC: Integrated RealTek 8139 10/100
Case: Morex 2699 with 60W PSU

Runs Firefly (mt-daapd), Apache and SSH on FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE.

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My SSH/music/file server:

Dell Optiplex GX620
Intel Pentium D 820 2.8 GHz
2x1GB Micron DDR2-533
2xSeagate Barracuda 80GB SATA, 2GB SWAP, 512MB /, 2GB /var, 15GB /usr, remainder of first drive and all of second drive striped via gstripe then journaled via gjournal for /home
Sapphire ATi Radeon 2600XT 256MB --> blah!
Intel 945G chipset
2xOptical Drives (one DVD burner I think)
Floppy --> can't believe I still have one

It runs great with FreeBSD, better than it ever ran Gentoo or any other Linux distribution.

You can count the iMac and MacBook Pro as BSD machines if you roll like that. I do.
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main workstation:
Intel Pentium II 350MHz
320M ram
10 & 20 G Quantum Fireballs
Riva tnt 16MB
2 opticals (dvd & cd)
FreeBSD 6.3

Useless test build:
Intel c2d E6600, 2.4GHz
asus P5B (Intel p965 chip)
2GB DDR2-800
250GB seagate sata-150(system disk) & 300GB seagate storage drive
nvidia 7800 (modified with passive cooling -> silent)
FreeBSD 7.0-Release

...just kidding
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Home laptop - ThinkPad R61e
  • CPU Intel® Core 2 Duo T8100
  • RAM 4GB @ PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
  • HDD 160 SATA
  • GRAPHICS Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • DISPLAY 15.4" WXGA
  • WIRELESS Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN iwl4965
  • NIC BCM5787
  • FreeBSD 7.0-Release

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Home Server:

CPU: 2 x Pentium III 600 MHZ
Motherboard: Volt-modded Asus P2B-DS rev 1.04
RAM: 1 GB Kingston PC133
NIC's: 1 x VIA VT6105 Rhine III 10/100BaseTX
1 x 3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL
1 x 3Com 3c905B-COMBO Fast Etherlink XL
1 x RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX
Harddisks: 1 x QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 30 APL.0900 (30 GB)
1 x Maxtor 6Y120L0 YAR41VW0 (120 GB)
1 x Seagate ST3320620A 3.AAD (320 GB)
VGA: nVidia RIVA 128 2D/3D GUI Accelerator
OS: FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE i386

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Old 16th August 2008
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My home media server:

CPU: VIA C3 Nehemiah 1GHz
Memory: 512MB
HDD: 40GB IDE internal (system drive) + 500GB USB (media storage)
Motherboard: GA-PCv2
VGA: Integrated Via CLE266
NIC: Integrated RealTek 8139 10/100
Case: Morex 2699 with 60W PSU

Runs Firefly (mt-daapd), Apache and SSH on FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE.
60 W power supply? Wow

Here I am:

CPU: Pentium 4 530 (3Ghz, 1MB)
MB: Asrock i945G-DVI
Memory: 512 MB A-DATA 667, 512 MB A-DATA 800 (running at 667Mhz), 1GB A-DATA 667
Video: Galaxy 7300GT
HDD: 120GB Seagate ATA133 + 320GB Western Digital SATA3
Optical: LG GSA-H12N PATA
PSU: Fortron 300W
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I just got a new Sony DSC-T700 digital camera. The interesting thing about this camera is the internal 4GB memory it has, so I wasn't sure how it would work with FreeBSD. Fortunately, it works nicely with FreeBSD 7.1. I just plugged it into my USB port and KDE 4.2 picked it up through HAL. My mother has an older Sony that worked well with FreeBSD also, which is why I took a chance on this one. This is replacing my 10 year old Sony Mavica MVC-FD81 which has no less than a floppy disk interface. I love it when things work.
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Home Gateway/Server running samba, apache22 etc.
FreeBSD 7.2

MB: Asus AV8-X
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2500+ (1833Mhz)
RAM: 1024Mb
acd0: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-52MAX/Ver 52ED
ad0: Seagate ST3160212A 2.51 (156.35 GB)
ad2: Seagate ST340810A 3.39 (39.10 GB)

xl0: 3C980-TX Fast EtherLink XL Server Adapter2
bfe0: BCM4401 10/100 Integrated Ethernet Controller
rl0: RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter

and

Nvidia 5500FX AGP

PSU: Codegen 400w
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Laptop:

Dell Latitude CPi
400 Mhz Pentium II
128 MB Ram
20 GB IDE
FreeBSD 7.2

Desktop (in process of evaluating FreeBSD to see if what I need to run works -- hoping to move to it with 8.0 release if sound and certain programs are supported):

Macintosh PowerMac G4
Digital Audio (PowerMac3,4)
466 Mhz G4 7410
384 MB
160 GB IDE
FreeBSD 8.0BETA1
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Currently only running FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE on my Desktop

Q6600 2.4Ghz Core2Quad Intel
3GB RAM
2 500GB SATAII WD Drives (one UFS, one NTFS from back when it was a Windows 7 system)
Asus P5K motherboard

I used to have trouble with the SATA DVD-RW drive, my USB mouse, and the onboard Gigabit ethernet (age0 driver I believe now) but all function perfectly in 8.0.
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Asus P4S333c (last bios-beta 2003), P4 2.4GHz, DDR333 2.5GB
GeForce3 Ti200, Viewsonic VA912b, 2 HDDs (PATA), usb1,
Runs perfectly FreeBSD-9-current, OpenBSD-4.6-current + bunch of Linux distros.
Win7.... irrelevant, deleted.

Asus M3N78V, Athlon X2 (4453e) 2.3GHz, DDR2-800 4GB
GeForce 8200 (onboard), SyncMaster 2253bw, 1HDD (SATA), usb2
Runs FreeBSD 8-stable as hell (Gnome/KDE4), bunch of distros + Win7.
Amazing machine for its price.

Sony VAIO VGN-NR430d
Vistalaptop: runs only Windows, bios isn't accessible, no detailed specification
runs Linux - so-so, best Mandriva 2009.
Couldn't install any *BSD: "...parity error, probably faulty hardware".

IBM Thinkpad i1452, Celeron 386MHz (onboard), Ram 256Mb (upgraded)
neomagic video, 4GB HDD Designed for win98.
Runs PCBSD better than XP. FreeBSD - slow. OpenBSD - not tested.
Was able to run PCBSD with original 64MB ram.
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