looking for new netbook

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Fri Nov 28 08:11:38 UTC 2014

El día Friday, November 28, 2014 a las 04:03:56AM -0000, John Levine escribió:

> In article <CAASDrVnok2YcCs7qJ1E+iXkWO1xVA_EPJmCJA=nr_jbp2etC-Q at mail.gmail.com> you write:
> >Personally I haven't had so much time lately to contribute but I hope we
> >can have FreeBSD running on Macbook Air soon...
> I run FreeBSD in a a Virtualbox virtual machine on my Macbook.  It is
> straightforward to have X clients in the VM talk to windows in the
> native xquartz X server.

Thanks for all feedback I received. To make this clear: I want to have a
netbook type laptop (as laptop I use Dell E6330 which works just fine
with FreeBSD). I was asking for a 10 or 11 inch size model.

Re/ Mac, for a bunch of reasons Mac is a no go for me, not as laptop and
not as mobile cellphone. One reason you can Google for with
'Apple stories'.

> This works for me a lot better than native FreeBSD on a laptop -- my
> last computer was a Lenovo X400 running FreeBSD natively, and I wasted
> too much time trying to get Chrome and other third party X apps to
> work.  Now I can run Chrome on MacOS, and the stuff under FreeBSD that
> works better there.

I can not remember any laptop which at the end not worked fine. Of
course, one has to pre-check the components and maybe change, for
example. the Wifi chip or use an USB dongle as Wifi.


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