Which OS for notebook
Phan Quoc Hien
phanquochien at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 04:18:29 UTC 2010
Which laptop vendor is best support for FreeBSD ?
On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi at gmail.com> wrote:
> El 05/10/2010 02:29 p.m., Phan Quoc Hien escribió:
>> Hello. I have same question here.
>> My laptop is HP Pavilion dv4 series, can run fine on FreeBSD or other
>> opensource OS?
> Please, take a look at the following thread before going any further:
> "HP Envy 14 laptop damaged by FreeBSD 8.1 install"
>> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Chad Perrin<perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 01:11:30AM -0300, Leandro F Silva wrote:
>>>> Which OS are you using on your notebook, FreeBSD / Linux or MAC ?
>>>> Also, can you tell us the hardware, Sony / HP etc..
>>> I'm using FreeBSD on my Lenovo ThinkPad T60. One of the nice things
>>> about choosing FreeBSD for my laptop OS of choice is that, unlike MS
>>> Windows 7, I do not need to get the latest and greatest hardware to get
>>> acceptable performance.
>>> Of course, there are downsides to my choice, such as the lack of proper
>>> hardware acceleration with an AMD/ATI graphics adapter, but since I have
>>> stopped playing World of Warcraft (any computer game bores me after a
>>> little while), there is little need for that kind of thing.
>>> When deciding what to use, the first thing you need to do is figure out
>>> your needs. What kind of hardware do you need to support? How much ACPI
>>> support is "enough"? What do you need your software to do? There is no
>>> OS that does everything better than any other OS. This applies to
>>> Ubuntu, MS Windows, and FreeBSD (and pretty much everything else, too).
>>> Because my requirements for hardware are reasonably simple, my
>>> requirements for software capabilities take precedent. As such, out of
>>> the various OSes with which I am comfortable to some degree, I pretty
>>> much get to choose whatever OS I want. Given my requirements for
>>> software capabilities, FreeBSD is the obvious choice.
>>> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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