System to install FreeBSD

zep zgreenfelder at
Tue Feb 24 19:52:41 UTC 2015

On 02/24/2015 02:40 PM, BINDU PULIYANKODAN KAROTH wrote:
> Hi,
> I am planning to buy a system to install FreeBSD for training on UNIX
> Administration. My broad choices are to go for either a laptop or a desktop.
> Laptop
> ------
> From looking around the web , I found that Laptops are generally windows
> compatible and may run in to issues with other OS.
> Can you suggest me some good laptops that would be good for this purpose.
> Desktop
> -------
>  If I choose to go for a desktop ( I do not have any specific
> hardware in mind) is it okay if go with any of them available in the market?
> Also , in general
> 1) Are there any specific system requirements in terms of the memory and
> hard drive
> or other requirements
> 2) Is it necessary to purchase a system with any UNIX OS in it , to ensure
> that it will work fine with BSD.
> Kindly advise

given that it's for training, wouldn't it make more sense to be pretty
much hardware agnostic and use virtulization (either virtualbox, xen, or
any of several commercial options) and make the BSD machine a VM that
you can snapshot back to after training is done?

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