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Date:      Tue, 14 Jul 2020 23:09:16 +0000
From:      Patryk Cisek <patryk@cisek.email>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 on Librem laptop
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On 2020-07-14 3:12 p.m., David Christensen wrote:

> If your motherboard firmware is current, there are no configurable CMOS
> settings, and the 12.1-RELEASE installer does not work, I suggest that
> you get a (used) server with ECC memory and several drive adapters/
> bays/ racks, install FreeBSD, install services that you need and use,
> and run it 24x7.  This will give you the best "real world" FreeBSD
> experience.  After that, you will be in a much better position to do
> development on or for FreeBSD.

Thanks for suggestion David, but I'm not interested in running FreeBSD
in a server-like scenario. Saying that full blown server is the best
"real world" experience is a subjective -- and therefore false for many
people (including myself) -- opinion. In the long run, I intend to focus
on end-user experience running FreeBSD as a daily driver on their
laptops/workstations. And help resolving similar problems, that the one,
I'm having right now. This is, what interests me, thus for me this is
the most important use-case.




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