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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by C!oud View Post
    Nice and welcome to the NetBSD population on ubuntuforums, currently numbering = 2. So it's great to have another BSD user
    I like that. My new label here -> UbuntuForums Registered NetBSD User #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ_coder View Post
    I like that. My new label here -> UbuntuForums Registered NetBSD User #2
    I think you need to bump that down to #3, since there already were two

    *feels manly for asserting self and defending territory*

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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ_coder View Post
    I like that. My new label here -> UbuntuForums Registered NetBSD User #2
    haha nice, although it *was* 2, now 3

    That's very interesting. I've played with 5.0 some but have stuck with 4 on my desktop. I might have to dig out the virtual machine again to look at this...
    If you get it working I'd love to hear what you did.

    Other than that I think we've hijacked this thread for too long . Might be time to create a separate NetBSD talk thread.

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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kladaradatsj View Post
    Are they
    stable (i.e. stable enough for overnight calculations)?
    *BSD UNIX is among the most stable OS's available. Uptimes are measured in years, even back when Windows uptime had only improved from hours to days.
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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    What's the saying? --if you haven't rebooted your server in years, then it's probably no longer yours.

    Don't mind me, I'm just miffed because NetBSD won't work with either of the two computers I bought in the last couple of years (issues with Nvidia disk controllers keeps it from working on my desktop, and no network drivers for my laptop's Marvell card )

    If it did, it would be my OS of choice.

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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ_coder View Post
    *BSD UNIX is among the most stable OS's available. Uptimes are measured in years, even back when Windows uptime had only improved from hours to days.
    Which is indeed a major part of the appeal they hold for me.

    But I was referring to the question if the connection over VPN is stable (my Ubuntu's vpnc and Citrix Client aren't really what I'd call stable).
    I need to have overnight-calculations running on a remote server, through the VPN-Citrix combo (Matlab and Maple) to ensure compliance to the university's versions. Ubuntu's implementations have failed me a few times last year (which might of course be due to other problems, but still, it's quite pesky).

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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kladaradatsj View Post
    Which is indeed a major part of the appeal they hold for me.

    But I was referring to the question if the connection over VPN is stable (my Ubuntu's vpnc and Citrix Client aren't really what I'd call stable).
    I need to have overnight-calculations running on a remote server, through the VPN-Citrix combo (Matlab and Maple) to ensure compliance to the university's versions. Ubuntu's implementations have failed me a few times last year (which might of course be due to other problems, but still, it's quite pesky).
    You can check out http://pkgsrc.se/ to browse through all the packages available through pkgsrc although I don't think Matlab or Maple are available. There are some tutorials from wiki.netbsd.se on how to get them to work through linux emulation. However I don't how applicable they are anymore since they were written for NetBSD 3.1 but you might want to check it out.

    Matlab Guide

    Maple Guide


    As for the other two, vpnc is available through pkgsrc here
    and there's a Citrix ICA client also available through linux emulation. Haven't used either one so other than point them out to you afraid not much of a help. I'd suggest trying NetBSD in Vm first to see if you can get everything to work (Vmware server, Qemu, KVM, but *not* virtualbox).
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    Re: Advice for new PC: compatibility and software choices.

    Thanks, C!oud, I'll check those out.

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