BSD Computers

andrew clarke mail at
Tue Apr 22 17:06:06 UTC 2008

On Tue 2008-04-22 17:32:17 UTC+0200, Roland Smith (rsmith at wrote:

> 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 [1] 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.

I have an old secondhand Asus L8400 that runs GNOME under FreeBSD 7.0
surprisingly well, given its age.  Not sure about the power management
features or the infrared port, though.

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