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Date:      Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:32:17 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <>
To:        Wojciech Puchar <>
Cc:        Paul Schmehl <>,, Jerry Rukavina <>
Subject:   Re: BSD Computers
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References:  <000001c8a355$493496b0$6400a8c0@ATTALINO78QBFR> <35F1BF4D34003AFF570D96C2@Macintosh.local> <>

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On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 09:58:29PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> FreeBSD, like all open source systems (that I know of), publishes a=20
>> hardware compatibility list [1] that you can consult to see if the=20
>> hardware you intend to purchase is supported.  In general, most major=20
>> manufacturers' systems will work fine, although the newest systems can=
>> sometimes be problematic.
> most desktop/servers. not laptops. all lenovo/ibm works fine but this is=
> exception. most laptops can run only windoze.

I've got a secondhand Dell Latitude C610 that runs FreeBSD perfectly.
Before that I had a Compaq Armada M700 that also worked perfectly.

If you can get a good look at the specs, especially at the chipset used,
you can normally get a pretty good idea if it will run FreeBSD.

Better yet, if you are thinking of buying a laptop, go to the store with
a FreeBSD boot CD and test. If they don't let you do that, take your
business somewhere else.

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