Is FreeBSD suitable for my thinkpad T61 ?

prad prad at
Sat Jun 14 00:51:07 UTC 2008

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:39:44 -0600
Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:

> > for those who don't like to "hack the system", just have everything
> > just put up and ready to use, there is already windows!  
> . . . but you'd still get a "cooler" desktop by going with something
> else
i agree. i was rather amused when a friend told me recently she had gone
over to mac from xp and started raving about having discovered multiple
desktops. i told her i was happy for her and added that i did know what
these things were since we've had them for years in *nix.

in answer to Wojciech's "... there is already windows!", i don't think
there is anything 'wrong' with that os. in fact, i rather liked win95
and win98. on old machines back then win95 was a really easy install and
required only 50M - you had to work much harder to put on linux (especially X).

however, things are very different now and the *nix world offers a lot
more. if some people don't want this and prefer to pay for propriety,
more limited software then they can certainly find what they are
looking for with xp, vista and whatever else is conjured up.

In friendship,

                                      ... with you on your journey
Towards Freedom (website)
Information, Inspiration, Imagination - truly a site for soaring I's

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list