The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/freebsd/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freebsd Both DesktopBSD & PC-BSD are suitable for home users. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-BSD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DesktopBSD Architecture : Desktop Environment | Window Manager | X Server (X.org/XFree.org) | Kernel KDE ===== - Memory consuming (but user friendly) - use QT library but may not free (http://trolltech.com/products/qt/licenses) - Very suitable for home users - full multimedia support (eg. good CD writer) - Highly customisable for window environment settings. GNOME ====== - Efficient memory usage (simple & fast) - uses Gtk library, is free & part of GNU project (http://www.gtk.org/) - major enterprise linux distributions (Redhat, Suse, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, - Highest distribution due to popularity of Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/) KDE vs. GNOME, Which is better ? http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3671906 Which Has the Best Applications? KDE or GNOME http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3673321 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"