Laptop recommendation

John R. Levine johnl at
Sat Feb 18 20:57:16 UTC 2017

> This is probably heresy, but after my last Thinkpad, I got a Macbook
> and run Freebsd in a Virtualbox VM.  It works great.

> Not heresy to me - interesting thoughtful. What's the impact on battery of
> running virtualbox all the time?

It hasn't been a problem, I think it can tell when nothing is going on.
If you want, you can pause and resume the BSD VM with a single keystroke.

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