Dell i7500 or Toshiba 1005-S157?
freebsd at tntluoma.com
Sat Sep 20 17:41:07 PDT 2003
We have two laptops. Currently both have WinXP on them, and I'm trying to
decide which I'll put FreeBSD on.
One is a Dell Inspiron 7500 and the other is a Toshiba 1005-S157. I know
that folks have gotten FreeBSD to work on the Dell, but I have not found
much about FreeBSD and the Toshiba 1005-S157.
The Dell has been my regular laptop, and I really like it. The Toshiba is
my wife's and she's no longer using it. I don't like it as much.
I've installed FreeBSD a few times but never enough to actually use it. I
figure the best way to do it is to take one of the machines and dedicate
it to FreeBSD, and I can use the other one for my daily stuff until I have
it working well enough for me to use it as my daily machine.
So the question is, which should I switch to FreeBSD?
They both have 256mb ram.
The Toshiba runs 1024x768, the Dell 1400x1050
The Dell has 30gb hard drive (C:\ is 12gb and D:\ is 16gb), the Toshiba
has a 15gb
The Toshiba is a Celeron 1.06ghz, the Dell is a 650Mhz
I'm thinking about just taking over the Toshiba as my daily machine, and
putting FreeBSD on D:\ on the Dell and start using that to learn/setup
FreeBSD. That way if I hose the Dell I can still get my daily work done.
But then I'm thinking that I can devote the entire Toshiba to FreeBSD, and
it has the faster processor. I assume I'll be running WINE for a few
Windows apps, and when I need to update/compile faster = better, right?
So I thought I'd ask you folks for your thoughts.
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