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Date:      Fri, 13 Sep 1996 11:02:18 -0500 (CDT)
Cc:        mikebo (Mike Borowiec)
Subject:   Compaq laptops? PCMCIA ethernet? Nomad project?
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I'm considering purchasing a Compaq LTE 5300 laptop with either a 3Com
3C589C or a Megahertz XJEM3288C (ethernet + FAX modem).

On Mon, 26 Aug 1996 20:14:24, Doug White <> wrote:
> Some Compaqs violate the PCI standard and thus are totally
> broke in regards to FreeBSD.  I suggest you return your Compaq and get a
> machine that works.

Major questions on this potential $5,000 purchase...
o  Will FreeBSD 2.1.x run on the Compaq LTE 5300?
o  Has anyone worked with either of the ethernet cards I've mentioned?
o  Is anyone willing to say, "Don't buy that LTE 5300! It's crap!
   Instead you'd be better off with BLAH."?

By the way, what's the "Nomad project"?

Any comments or info would be appreciated. THANKS!
- Mike
Michael Borowiec   -   -   Tellabs Operations, Inc.
Senior Member of Technical Staff                4951 Indiana Avenue, MS 63
630-512-8211  FAX: 630-512-7099                 Lisle, IL  60532  USA

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