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Hi, my name is Walter.
I am a technology enthusiast. My hobbies in this area range from programming to retrocomputing and diverse other things.
You can find more about me on my website.














And I know. I'm forgetting many hashes to put here, but this is ok for now.

Time to retire this thin client that served me as a file server for 2 years.
I will exchange it for another more powerful thin client.

Specs:
Geode GX2 333MHZ
512MB RAM

Last Gen Huh?

The Palm TX with the physical keyboard make a good cyberdeck?

More than 6 hours compiling Seamonkey on NetBSD and apparently everything went well, Then install, Open a page and BOOM Segmentation Fault!
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About NetBSD... I'm still sad with the lack of binary packages of important software for old machines, like Seamonkey and Arctic Fox this last took more than 7 hours to compile from pkgsrc on this machine...

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I'm done with OpenBSD on the X40, this bug with the Intel video driver make me mad.
Back to NetBSD.

lol, one stick of 1GB DDR1 costs more than the machine I'm going to install it on.

This 30GB SSD on my X40 is not small for a unique S.O.
But for now I will call this machine "My BSD test machine".
With a dual boot of NetBSD and OpenBSD... and a small partition of Linux just for Grub, and yeah, I not happy with this Linux thing just for boot the systems. And that things gets very small...

I don't know, maybe I install it on a USB Flash. Still sucks!

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@SDF Can we have emojis of tech related things here in this instance? Ex: NetBSD Flag, Plan 9 Mascot etc.

Oh no! The Sata controller of my obscure hardware is not compatible with 9front.
This Atom board sucks.

As a last goodbye to my 9front server I decided to build the complete system from source for no reason.
The CPU is a Geode LX800 500MHZ and RAM is 512MB.
Here are the results for both system and kernel.

The fame of "tool system" is ok but need to stop, NetBSD is more than that.

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FreeBSD, OpenBSD and even Plan9 have especialized channels.

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NetBSD needs more love on YouTube. Most videos are presentations or installation guides.

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