The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List

Both DesktopBSD & PC-BSD are suitable for home users.

Architecture :
                  Desktop Environment
                     Window Manager
                X Server (
-  Memory consuming (but user friendly)
-  use QT library but may not free
-  Very suitable for home users - full multimedia support (eg. good CD
-  Highly customisable for window environment settings.

-  Efficient memory usage (simple & fast)
-  uses Gtk library, is free & part of GNU project (
-  major enterprise linux distributions (Redhat, Suse, Fedora, Debian,
-  Highest distribution due to popularity of Ubuntu

KDE vs. GNOME, Which is better ?

Which Has the Best Applications? KDE or GNOME


Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a basic Acer Aspire with Vista on it but I am very unhappy
> about the speed of work on it. I do not want to wipe out MS system (at
> least not yet) but would like to give FreeBSD or PCBSD a try.
> 1. Am I safe by installing FreeBSD alongside Vista? Will the
> installation not destroy MS system?
> 2. I have installed FreeBSD a few times but only with console access,
> never with X windows. Would it be better to install PCBSD on the Acer
> machine? I have never configured X windows and not sure how long it
> could take with FreeBSD (actually I mean things like Gnome or KDE).
> 3. The wi-fi card is probably Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Any
> chance such wireless card will be supported by FreeBSD or PCBSD?
> Which is a better solution for a home user?
> Thank you very much for your practical recommendations!
> Zbigniew Szalbot
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