freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 212, Issue 5

Eric Mesa ericsbinaryworld at
Tue Apr 22 19:22:42 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 8:00 AM, <freebsd-questions-request at>

> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:58:29 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at>
> Subject: Re: BSD Computers
> To: Paul Schmehl <pauls at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at, Jerry Rukavina
>        <j.rukavina at>
> Message-ID: <20080421215741.T1721 at>
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> > 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.
If you must use a laptop and desire the *nix experience, use Linux.  Ubuntu
tends to work really well with laptops.  At least it does on my Acer and my
brother's Dell.  For desktops you're probably fine with FreeBSD.  I've run
it on everything from ancient computers to newer (but not newest - because I
don't have one) equipment and it works just fine.  Of course, the ancient
ones need to run without a GUI, but you can do lots without a GUI.  For
example, I use them as part of a Blender render farm.

Eric Mesa

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