> I have had Linux for a long time. I have a different desktop coming > that I am eager to play with FreeBSD on. It is a dual processored > Intel Xeon @ 3.2ghz (64-bit). How are HP workstations with FreeBSD?
As already said by another user, most things won't be too bad, but vendors use a lot of different hardware. The things I'd recommend. 1) Read the handbook, like every other piece of documentation, it's not all-encompasing, but it's one of the best I've seen. 2) In my experience, you are most likely to run into "interesting quirks" with sound, pcmcia/pccard, and USB/Firewire, in that order. I've not used raid. Most other things seem to work fairly well out-of-the-box. These all may take some set up and manual install. In the release notes, you can find hardware compatibility information, but it does not seem to be all inclusive - it's more of a "if it's here, it will/wont work as described, if it's not, your mileage may vary". I would take whatever OS it comes installed with, and get the chipset information on the following out of the driver/device configurations, if you don't know initially, or can't get them elsewhere: 1) Video 2) Sound 3) Network 4) USB controller 5) SCSI/ATA/RAID controllers (unlikely to cause issues in my experience, but certainly not unheard of) 6) North/South bridge (unlikely to cause issue, but better safe than sorry) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"