On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:50:36PM +0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hi all, > > I brought a new ThinkPad T61 for work, the hardware is as follows: > > T7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA > Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn(n-disabled), Bluetooth, Modem, > 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Intel Turbo, 9c Li-Ion, > > My current working involves scientific calculation and programming. I'm > from a linux background(redhat, debian, ubuntu), but after some googling > and comparison, I found FreeBSD more stable and I want to try FreeBSD. I > am tired of a dual-boot system, so I want to just install FreeBSD or > another linux distribution(maybe ubuntu) on my notebook. > > My questions are: > 1) Can FreeBSD work well with my hardware? The display card, CDRW/DVDRW, > wireless, Ethernet and battery managment are the most important. > > 2) I have read the FreeBSD Handbook. According to Chapter 10: Linux Binary > Compatibility, it seems that FreeBSD lacks support of many commercial > softwares such as MATLAB, Oracle, Mathematica. Is the linux binary > compatibility stable enough for work ? > > Thanks a lot.
If FreeBSD runs on your new T61, you can install the Maxima port as a free alternative to MATLAB and Mathematica. Maxima does symbolic math and handles tensors. You can run Maxima code that proves that Einstein's theory of relativity has a far-reaching logical inconsistancy in it because the theory assumes torsion = 0 and curvature is nonzero. Non-zero curvature implies torsion also is non-zero. See the code in paper 93 at http://www.aias.us/index.php?goto=showPageByTitle&pageTitle=Unified_Field_Theory_papers _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"