Jerry McAllister wrote:
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:50:36PM +0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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 ?
It should run FreeBSD just fine. Check the hardware compatibility
lists to check for specific peripherals.
The Linux compatibility layer worked well. Should be no problem.
Thanks a lot.
Thank you guys.
I will try to install FreeBSD on a second hard disk to have a test.
Is FreeBSD going to enhance himself on the desktop ? It seems that FreeBSD
focuses mainly on server, while Linux has improved a lot in the past a few
years both on server and desktop. But I'm still eager to try FreeBSD on my
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