Hardware compatability question

Kaya Saman kayasaman at gmail.com
Thu May 31 14:54:45 UTC 2012


it's not really about the machines but more the hardware.

FreeBSD is quite diverse in what it can run on so best bet check the
HCL's off the www.freebsd.org website as that would give you the best

Otherwise just install and see what works and doesn't. FreeBSD is
pretty comprehensive of H/W support.

I would say if you were moving away from MS, FreeBSD is a great choice
and probably the best out there providing you don't need something
specific - you will need to get used to the CLI environment but once
that's worked out it's a sinch.

I am now introducing *BSD to my company too and trying to move them
away from Linux which has it's own caveats.

Good luck with the move, I'd love to give you a full-blown sales pitch
but unfortunatley don't have time right now. - though it would be
kinda useless as FreeBSD really sells itself if you know what it can
do for you!



On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:23 PM,  <phnxcs_rep at lycos.com> wrote:
>     Hello,
>   I am moving away from MS products due to security  and stability
>   concerns.  Below are the machines I use and would like  to know which
>   version of FreeBSD will work best with each.  The compu ters are used
>   at home and away, for e-mail, preparing documents, databases , and
>   spredsheets, as well as, web browsing and some begining programing    (Perl, C, HTML, and Assembely I think).
>   Here are the notes on my machines:
>   HP Compaq CQ5300Y
>   MOBO M2N68-LA (Narra5)
>   AMD Sempron LE-1300 2.30GHz
>   Vidio Card NVIDIA GeForce  6150SE nForce 430
>   RAM: PC2-6400 MB/sec 2 Gigs RAM
>   HD: WDC WD32 00AAJS-65M0A SCSI 320 Gig HD
>   Toshiba Satel lite A205-S5880
>   Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86 GH
>   Vidio Card: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset
>   RAM: 3 Gigs
>      HD: Toshiba MK2046GSX ATA
>   Both where bought new and  are stock off the shelf models.
>   Thank you for your fine efforts  and your time in this,
>   Phnxcs_rep
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