netbooks vs FreeBSD
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko
gaijin.k at gmail.com
Sat May 23 21:20:45 UTC 2009
On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 13:31 -0400, Sean Cavanaugh wrote:
> From: "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 12:09 PM
> To: "Gabor Kovesdan" <gabor at freebsd.org>
> Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org>
> Subject: Re: netbooks vs FreeBSD
> >> I'm about to buy a netbook, which:
> >> - is compatible with FreeBSD (wifi is especially important)
> >> - has a good battery life (at least 4 hours)
> >> - has a normal HDD not an SSD
> > point 2 and 3 is somehow incompatible - HDD takes more power. anyway in
> > order of few watts, compared to CPUs taking 20-50W, excluding those really
> > "mobile". so >4 hours on battery&HDD seems possible.
> I respectfully disagree. As much as I hate Apple as a company, I currently
> have a MacBook Pro that gets over 4 hours of battery life and has a 200+gig
> HDD in it.
I did not run FreeBSD on it, so I apologize for slight OT, but my wife's
Samsung NC10 (2.8 lbs, 10.2" screen, 160GB 5400RPM HDD) is pushing 6
hours of the battery life with the wireless on and memory upgraded to
2GB. This is under Windows XP HOME ULCPC though.
Wireless card (as reported by Windows) is Atheros AR5007EG, so you might
need to ask around whether it is supported by ath driver.
Alexandre Kovalenko (Олександр Коваленко)
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