Chad Perrin perrin at
Mon Dec 3 16:56:54 PST 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 11:01:48AM -0700, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> ThinkPad T23 is around $200 and ThinkPad T30 is around $300. They would 
> work like a charm with FreeBSD.
> If you are going to spend $500 you might as well by new lap top. 
> Personally, I would not buy anything else but ThinkPad T series.

I have a special place in my heart for Thinkpads.  They serve me well.

A Thinkpad with Intel wireless and either Intel or NVIDIA graphics should
work just fine.  At the moment, ATI/AMD graphics can still be a problem,
though AMD (new owners of ATI) has recently been working on open source
drivers, which may reverse that trend in the future.

My Thinkpad R52 works like a charm.  T series Thinkpads are basically the
big brother of R series Thinkpads, and also work exceedingly well (my
favorite laptop of all time was a T24p).

If you want to be a little more adventurous, you could always look into
an ASUS Eee PC.  It's a tiny little laptop that comes with a custom
Debian derivative pre-installed.  I hear it works beautifully with
OpenBSD, which makes me think FreeBSD would probably work on it as well.
Of course, if I ever got one, I'd probably just use OpenBSD on it.  After
all, something that small and (compared to a Thinkpad) limited would
probably not be something on which I'd need to run the most demanding
mutlimedia applications or something like that.  It's also less than

My next laptop will almost certainly be another Thinkpad, though.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
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