Hardware compatibility

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Feb 20 19:35:17 UTC 2012

On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:35:43 +0100, Riccardo Garzelli wrote:
> I was thinking of purchasing a new laptop and I wanted to go for FreeBSD
> OS. Unfortunately I'm no brainer in Unix so I'd like to find a PC that can
> run FreeBSD 9.0 out of the box.
> Could you either tell me which hardware are suitable or a link to a
> compatibility list?

Check the hardware compatibility list to find out which
devices are compatible to FreeBSD, also see the release
notes regarding version 9.0 of the OS.



It's also a good idea to prepare a FreeBSD CD or DVD (or
USB stick) that you can launch a FreeBSD system from (e. g.
live file system with some diagnostic tools, to see if the
hardware is supported). Ask if you can boot the system
you're interested in buying with that test media, it shouldn't
be a problem. You could also _ask_ for how the FreeBSD support
is, but don't expect any useful answers from an average
salesperson. :-)

"Does it run FreeBSD?"  -  "Yes, you can click on the Internet
with it, it's very shiny and comes with a wireless cable." =^_^=

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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