On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 09:58:29PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: >> FreeBSD, like all open source systems (that I know of), publishes a >> hardware compatibility list  that you can consult to see if the >> hardware you intend to purchase is supported. In general, most major >> manufacturers' systems will work fine, although the newest systems can >> sometimes be problematic. > > most desktop/servers. not laptops. all lenovo/ibm works fine but this is > exception. most laptops can run only windoze.
I've got a secondhand Dell Latitude C610 that runs FreeBSD perfectly. Before that I had a Compaq Armada M700 that also worked perfectly. If you can get a good look at the specs, especially at the chipset used, you can normally get a pretty good idea if it will run FreeBSD. Better yet, if you are thinking of buying a laptop, go to the store with a FreeBSD boot CD and test. If they don't let you do that, take your business somewhere else. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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