Is FreeBSD suitable for my thinkpad T61 ?
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Jun 11 21:23:29 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:50:36PM +0800, fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I brought a new ThinkPad T61 for work, the hardware is as follows:
> T7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA
> Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn(n-disabled), Bluetooth, Modem,
> 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Intel Turbo, 9c Li-Ion,
> My current working involves scientific calculation and programming. I'm
> from a linux background(redhat, debian, ubuntu), but after some googling
> and comparison, I found FreeBSD more stable and I want to try FreeBSD. I
> am 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.
> 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 ?
It should run FreeBSD just fine. Check the hardware compatibility
lists to check for specific peripherals.
The Linux compatibility layer worked well. Should be no problem.
> Thanks a lot.
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