: I'm little dubious about how well AMD
: can make it work. K6, due to bugs, was unable to run FreeBSD reliably up
: until a few weeks ago (see archives about which stepping are known to
: work, and which are not).
And we all know that Intel has had no major Pentium or PPro bugs?
Nothing that affected FreeBSD anyhow, and FreeBSD uses a wide variety of
(BIG smiley face on that one.) Frankly I don't see any reasonable
argument to the effect that AMD or Cyrix are less technically
competent than Intel -- quite the contrary, given track records (and
the fact that the AMD/Cyrix task is much more difficult than the
Intel's real competition is not AMD and Cyrix, but DEC, Sparc (Sun),
MIPS (SGI), and Motorola/IBM.
: Also, you can use socket 8 processors in a slot 1 with an adapter.
Where can I learn about this?
I'm not sure. I've seen pictures of it, and the PII motherboards I've
seen have instructions for installing and using the socket 8 -> slot 1