small freebsd laptop suggestions?
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Fri Feb 17 11:34:41 PST 2006
Xn Nooby wrote:
>dont particularly trust the online lists of "laptops that work with
>FreeBSD", since my other laptop is on one of them.
No specific laptop advice but I would have thought of that laptop list
as a starting point. I wouldn't trust any single occurrence of "this
laptop works" without verifying it with a google for "laptop model
freebsd". (There are exceptions; I'd trust a review from some I "knew"
- hi Giorgos :-)).
The trouble is that laptop models fast outpace the laptop list. I'd
find one that had all the features I wanted, appeared to work with
FreeBSD, and find that it wasn't made any more. Or I'd find one that
seemed to have all I wanted and then find next to nothing about it
working with FreeBSD, other than other people asking the same question
(e.g. the new IBM/Lenovo widescreen titanium thing, just before Xmas).
Also, are you aware that there's a whole freebsd-mobile mailing list? A
trawl through recent archives might at least get you some starting
points, and if there are regular problems, some things to exclude.
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