FreeBSD and hardware??

Mel fbsd.questions at
Tue Nov 18 03:51:10 PST 2008

On Tuesday 18 November 2008 12:27:42 Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > If you're thinking of trying out FreeBSD, then this is the right place to
> > come.  A word of warning though: it's not at all like Windows, or even
> > MacOSX.  You will be expected to learn quite a bit about the low level
> MacOSX can run unix programs, but in every other respect is not like unix
> as you said.
> > nitty-gritty of the OS in order to achieve the best results.  Of course,
> > the "best results" are very good indeed, and in my humble opinion, well
> > worth the effort required.
> >
> > Installing on laptop type hardware is a tricky proposition: it's very
> > much luck of the draw whether your particular model has sufficient driver
> > support
> For FreeBSD supported laptops Lenovo as generally good choice.

Not anymore. They were when it was still IBM. Some in-depth discussion here:

And of course, there's:


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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