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Date:      Fri, 18 Jan 2008 09:27:11 -0500
From:      John Nielsen <lists@jnielsen.net>
To:        Zbigniew Szalbot <zszalbot@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FBSD or PCBSD?
Message-ID:  <20080118092711.t7725zf7xckwswck@newwebmail.jnielsen.net>
In-Reply-To: <47907A2B.601@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk>
References:  <94136a2c0801180110v2e43ea2esc96393c4c3ca56f@mail.gmail.com> <47907A2B.601@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk>

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Quoting Robin Becker <robin@reportlab.com>:

> Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> ........
>>
>> Which is a better solution for a home user?
>>
>> Thank you very much for your practical recommendations!
> .......
>
> I have had great success using PCBSD on various acers, I eventually 
> got fed up with it being not quite identical to FreeBSD and I now 
> have FreeBSD 6.2 on my current acer laptop (a 1680).
> -- 

I was unable to even boot my Wife's Acer (an Aspire 5520) with FreeBSD 
6.3-pre or 7.0-pre. I'm also pretty sure the Acer wireless is NOT 
supported by any native drivers; I haven't seen any success or failure 
stories from anyone trying NDIS. I expect the same will be true with 
PC-BSD, since AFAIK their kernel is pretty much stock FreeBSD (main 
differences are in the installer and package management).

JN




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