suitable laptops

Chad Perrin perrin at
Fri Feb 1 11:12:39 PST 2008

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 12:56:58PM -0800, Lee Shackelford wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD enthusiast.  Greetings.  Is anyone aware of a list of laptop
> computers on which it is especially easy to install FreeBSD, or conversely,
> on which it is unusually difficult to install FreeBSD?  Alternately, does
> anyone know of a  vendor who offers a laptop with FreeBSD pre-installed?
> If this question has been answered before, it is sufficient to direct me to
> the location of the answer.  Many thanks for your assistance.  Yours truly,
> L e e     S h a c k e l f o r d  @  d o t  .  c a . g o v

I've had really good luck with Thinkpads.  Because they're among the best
laptops available, open source developers tend to focus on supporting
them faster than a lot of other laptops.  It's the best of both worlds.

Also . . . Lenovo is selling some Thinkpad models with SuSE Linux
installed.  Those are likely to be better supported by FreeBSD than other
models, I would imagine.

Aside from that, I think the FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List brought up
by others should be useful:

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