Is FreeBSD suitable for my thinkpad T61 ?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Wed Jun 11 14:47:18 UTC 2008

> tired of a dual-boot system, so I want to just install FreeBSD or another 
> linux distribution(maybe ubuntu) on my notebook.
> My questions are:
> 1) Can FreeBSD work well with my hardware? The display card, CDRW/DVDRW, 
> wireless, Ethernet and battery managment are the most important.

not sure about display card. but everything else should be OK. it's 
IBM/Lenovo :)

> 2) I have read the FreeBSD Handbook. According to Chapter 10: Linux Binary 
> Compatibility, it seems that FreeBSD lacks support of many commercial 
> softwares such as MATLAB, Oracle, Mathematica. Is the linux binary 
> compatibility stable enough for work ?

works at least for acrobat reader completely.

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