FreeBSD on current crop of laptops?

Uwe Laverenz uwe at
Fri Aug 19 06:23:49 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 10:11:38PM -0600, Tom Vilot wrote:

> I like the (big-ass) Toshiba Satellite machines, but I'm not wedded to 
> them. I am curious what people's experiences are with some of the newer 
> laptops and what might be recommended.

I can recommend the IBM Thinkpad R51, especially the models with Ati
7500 or 9000 graphics, because these chips are supported by the free
drivers that come with Xorg. I run FreeBSD 5.4 on my R51 and I am very
happy with it.

I have also heard positive statements about the Samsung X20 XVM 1600.


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