Yup .. that was clear from the very beginning .. 
The idea was that at least I know for sure it can run an OS different from MS 
and the manufacturer is assuring that to me. Which I personally find to be an 
really nice plus for any notebook I may buy.

Anyway .. the thing is that fiven that it run FreeDOS by default .. and that 
Vostros 1400n are almost the same machines than Inspirons 1420n .. how hard 
could it be to get a FreeeBSD running on it out of the box?

I really don't know, but I have the gut feeling that if Im buying a new 
notebook, that one is gonna be the less prone to give me headaches ...

That is whay I began my e-mai asking:
> > In the same order of things, have you guys had any experience with
> > Dell
> > Vostros?

It seems like an interesting notebook to try and run FreeBSD (or any BSD for 
that matter) on.

Any input before buying it will be and extremly valuable plus for everyone on 
the list I suspect.

And just in case anyone wonder .. Mr. Michel Dell can stan in linde to give me 
a bkajsdakjsb ...

I guess, that statement proves that I don't work or have a relation whatsoever 
with Dell. And now ... I guess I'll never have it =D

Blessings

---
Gonzalo Nemmi

On Monday 21 April 2008 02:37:34 you wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2008, at 22:07, Gonzalo Nemmi wrote:
> > In the same order of things, have you guys had any experience with
> > Dell
> > Vostros?
> >
> > I live In Argentina and if you acces their latam webpage you'll find
> > out that
> > they are selling a "Vostro1400n" (which is not even available in the
> > USA
> > page), with FreeDOS as the only OS offered ...
> > So I though maybe that would be a good choice (except for any
> > broadcom chips
> > it may pack .. ) for a soon to be replaced by FreeBSD7 laptop.
> >
> > Just for those interested, here is the link for you to take a look at:
> >
> > http://configure.la.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ar&cs=arbsdt1&l=es&o
> >c=V140Nes&s=bsd
> >
> > Any word, pointers or references will be highly appreciated.
> > Thanks for you attention and help.
>
> Looks to me like it says Free DOS, not FreeBSD.  Those are quite
> different.  I can't say if FreeBSD will run on that hardware though.


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