On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 02:53:30PM -0600, Warren Block wrote: > On Tue, 19 Oct 2010, Matthias Apitz wrote: > > >El d?a Sunday, October 17, 2010 a las 12:17:16PM -0600, Warren Block > >escribi?: > > > >>On Sun, 17 Oct 2010, Matthias Apitz wrote: > >> > >>>Any alternative netbooks outside Asus which run FreeBSD? > >> > >>Of course. The Acer Aspire models vary, but the D250 is nice. > > > >Just to make sure: you mean the "Acer Aspire One D250" netbook? But this > >seems to have a SATA hard disk, or are there models out with SSD? > > Mine has a SATA drive, but there shouldn't be any reason it couldn't > use a SATA SSD in that form factor. I should add that just over the > last couple of days, my D250 has started to panic at random times. > That's new, and I don't know what's causing it. Given that it was a > scrap machine I repaired, it may be hardware failure. > > >In any case, it sells for around 300 euro (around USD 380) and seems to > >be an alternative as getting my Eee PC 900 repaired for the same price > > Now that the netbook craze is over, there are quite a few > lightly-used ones for sale, often around $150 here. Look around > before buying new. Relatively older models like the D250 may be > better for FreeBSD, because they have Intel video that works with > the accelerated xorg driver.
$150 is seriously in my price range [!] But what about the optical drive? If I can buy one on sale and install FBSD from a CD or DVD, do all optivcal drive fit all notebooks? (( I remember seeing ads on amazon.com saying that "people who purchased this notebook have also bought:) With a few things that I probably will buy. An optical, a 16 or 32G SSD ... &c.) So if there is a fire-sale at Costco or <<wherever>> for an HP 9" or 10 Atom notebook, will I be able to use another vendor's optical drive? gary PS: I really _was_ current on hardware stuff. Back in the VAX 780 days :-) > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix The 7.90a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php http://journey.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"