netbooks vs FreeBSD

Sean Cavanaugh Millenia2000 at
Sat May 23 17:31:48 UTC 2009

From: "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 12:09 PM
To: "Gabor Kovesdan" <gabor at>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at>; <freebsd-mobile at>
Subject: Re: netbooks vs FreeBSD

>> I'm about to buy a netbook, which:
>> - is compatible with FreeBSD (wifi is especially important)
>> - has a good battery life (at least 4 hours)
>> - has a normal HDD not an SSD
> point 2 and 3 is somehow incompatible - HDD takes more power. anyway in 
> order of few watts, compared to CPUs taking 20-50W, excluding those really 
> "mobile". so >4 hours on battery&HDD seems possible.

I respectfully disagree. As much as I hate Apple as a company, I currently 
have a MacBook Pro that gets over 4 hours of battery life and has a 200+gig 
HDD in it. 

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