Is FreeBSD suitable for my thinkpad T61 ?
valerio.daelli at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 09:03:36 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:40 AM, fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com
<fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:50:36PM +0800, fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I brought a new ThinkPad T61 for work, the hardware is as follows:
>>> T7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB
>>> nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn(n-disabled), Bluetooth,
>>> Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Intel Turbo, 9c Li-Ion,
>>> My current working involves scientific calculation and programming. I'm
>>> from a linux background(redhat, debian, ubuntu), but after some googling and
>>> comparison, I found FreeBSD more stable and I want to try FreeBSD. I am
>>> tired of a dual-boot system, so I want to just install FreeBSD or another
>>> linux distribution(maybe ubuntu) on my notebook.
>>> My questions are:
>>> 1) Can FreeBSD work well with my hardware? The display card, CDRW/DVDRW,
>>> wireless, Ethernet and battery managment are the most important.
>>> 2) I have read the FreeBSD Handbook. According to Chapter 10: Linux
>>> Binary Compatibility, it seems that FreeBSD lacks support of many commercial
>>> softwares such as MATLAB, Oracle, Mathematica. Is the linux binary
>>> compatibility stable enough for work ?
>> It should run FreeBSD just fine. Check the hardware compatibility
>> lists to check for specific peripherals.
>> The Linux compatibility layer worked well. Should be no problem.
>>> Thanks a lot.
> Thank you guys.
> I will try to install FreeBSD on a second hard disk to have a test.
> Is FreeBSD going to enhance himself on the desktop ? It seems that FreeBSD
> focuses mainly on server, while Linux has improved a lot in the past a few
> years both on server and desktop. But I'm still eager to try FreeBSD on my
> notebook :P
I am able to compile world and kernel and the temperature of the cores
is never higher than 67.
I find it stable.
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