Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?]

Erich erichfreebsdlist at
Thu Jun 7 07:46:27 UTC 2012


On 06 June 2012 21:10:14 parv at wrote:
> in message <1849552.ouQDGJxLWg at>,
> wrote Erich thusly...
> >
> > On 06 June 2012 23:27:39 Chad Perrin wrote:
> ...
> > > I have immediately installed FreeBSD on the last four or five
> > > laptops I
> >
> > I do this since 5.2 is out with all my purchases.
> ...
> > I have to admit, that I have had to install twice Fedora because
> > the notebook hardware was not supported at that moment of time.
> >
> > The second Fedora installation will go as soon as get finished my
> > travelling or I get me hands on a new hard disk.
> Erich, could you please list the offending Lenovo models?

it is the X220.

There is a solution available which needs a bit more time as I have had on hand before I left.

As I have said several times already, I will be back with this machine to FreeBSD after my return.
> ...
> > What also has to be mentioned is the fact that people have to be
> > more careful when shopping for new hardware with FreeBSD in mind.
> > AMD based hardware is here of advantage at the moment. But it has
> > other disadvantages.
> ...
> What would be the said disadvantages?

Some say that the AMD CPUs are slower per core. This X220 with the 2640 CPU seems to be very, very fast for me. I was surprised how it performed running plain FreeBSD.

I would not have expected this much performance out of a small notebook.

As this is my first Intel CPU since the good, old 80586, I cannot tell you more about Intel CPUs.


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