rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 22 15:32:33 UTC 2008
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 09:58:29PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> FreeBSD, like all open source systems (that I know of), publishes a
>> hardware compatibility list  that you can consult to see if the
>> hardware you intend to purchase is supported. In general, most major
>> manufacturers' systems will work fine, although the newest systems can
>> sometimes be problematic.
> most desktop/servers. not laptops. all lenovo/ibm works fine but this is
> exception. most laptops can run only windoze.
I've got a secondhand Dell Latitude C610 that runs FreeBSD perfectly.
Before that I had a Compaq Armada M700 that also worked perfectly.
If you can get a good look at the specs, especially at the chipset used,
you can normally get a pretty good idea if it will run FreeBSD.
Better yet, if you are thinking of buying a laptop, go to the store with
a FreeBSD boot CD and test. If they don't let you do that, take your
business somewhere else.
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