anyone have a favorite laptop?
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Sep 26 08:13:49 PDT 2007
On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 09:24:55PM -0400, Bob Johnson wrote:
I have installed FreeBSd on IBM/Lenova and Dell with little problem.
But, I wonder if anyone here has had any dealings with a nice little
notebook from a Japanese company called 'Kojinsha'. I saw them the
last time I was in Japan, of course, running MS-something. They
are very compact, but still with a typable keyboard unlike some other
compact notebooks and a very sharp looking display. I am hoping I
can find them sold with an English Language setup in the USA. (I
have seen an European (British?) English Language version.
So, has anyone seen these or better yet, tried one?
> I've been happy with FBSD on Dell Inspirons, although the newest I've
> used it on is an 8600 (it's what I'm using now). Some things have been
> problems (e.g. on the 7500 the sound input never had a driver, on the
> 8600 it took a while to find a driver that would make a working NDIS
> driver for the wireless).
> In general, if you get something new on the market you are far more
> likely to have trouble getting it working. In that regard in
> particular, I've had better luck with nVidia rather than ATI video
> (nVidia publishes FreeBSD drivers).
> - Bob
> On 9/25/07, Bill Campbell <freebsd at celestial.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2007, Arend P. van der Veen wrote:
> > >We have used Thinkpads for a long time. I am currently using a T60.
> > >Never had any problems.
> > I used Thinkpads for about 10 years with various Linux systems.
> > My last one was a Thinkpad 600 which I used continuously from
> > August 1999 through March 2007 when I got a Mac Powerbook (now if
> > only I could run OS X on a Thinkpad :-).
> > We have used a fair variety of Thinkpads with our auction
> > software for the last 10 years or so with excellent results.
> > Bill
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