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Date:      Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:31:04 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Patryk Cisek <patryk@cisek.email>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 on Librem laptop
Message-ID:  <20200715083104.8137ec61.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <6155f5a2-4f0a-1828-481a-e1b6090816a0@cisek.email>
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On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 23:09:16 +0000, Patryk Cisek wrote:
> 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.

There is another interesting option: The hardware of your laptop
is powerful enough to run Linux as a hosting system, with FreeBSD
running in a VM. This gives you the advantages of both worlds. :-)



> 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.

I fully agree - (re)creating the ability to install and run FreeBSD
on this specific hardware is definitely an interesting task. While
I can say that "use a VM" is a solution that will usually work in
all settings, having native support and a successful installation
on hardware that isn't "too abnormal" would be great. There surely
is a way to achieve this.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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