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Date:      Fri, 13 Sep 1996 19:35:31 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
Cc:, Mike Borowiec <>
Subject:   Re: Compaq laptops? PCMCIA ethernet? Nomad project?
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On Fri, 13 Sep 1996 wrote:

> 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."?

#1:  Can't say.. You'd have to boot the boot floppy to find out.
#2:  I have a 3c589 (rev A).  The C may be a different animal.
#3:  Toshibas are excellent laptops.

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

The Nomad project is a group that brought PCCARD support to FreeBSD.  (or
BSD in general..?)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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