perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Feb 1 11:12:39 PST 2008
On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 12:56:58PM -0800, Lee Shackelford wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD enthusiast. Greetings. Is anyone aware of a list of laptop
> computers on which it is especially easy to install FreeBSD, or conversely,
> on which it is unusually difficult to install FreeBSD? Alternately, does
> anyone know of a vendor who offers a laptop with FreeBSD pre-installed?
> If this question has been answered before, it is sufficient to direct me to
> the location of the answer. Many thanks for your assistance. Yours truly,
> L e e S h a c k e l f o r d @ d o t . c a . g o v
I've had really good luck with Thinkpads. Because they're among the best
laptops available, open source developers tend to focus on supporting
them faster than a lot of other laptops. It's the best of both worlds.
Also . . . Lenovo is selling some Thinkpad models with SuSE Linux
installed. Those are likely to be better supported by FreeBSD than other
models, I would imagine.
Aside from that, I think the FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List brought up
by others should be useful:
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
They always say that when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade.
I always wonder -- isn't the lemonade going to suck if life doesn't give
you any sugar?
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