long: You must check if all components in the x335 are supported by FreeBSD5.1, specifically all the controllers, e.g. scsi and nic. Unfortunately the specs from IBM do not tell which chips are used, but as You seem to work for IBM I guess You will be able to get more in detail information. See ``http://www.freebsd.org'' for list of supported hardware. Out of the box, the IDE (ATA) support with FreeBSD is outstanding (i.e. much better than Linux and Windows). And the driver support for scsi and nic is at least as good as with Linux. So if I had to guess, I'd just say the x335 will work with FreeBSD 5.1. Again. As You seem to work with IBM, just get a x335 and a FreeBSD Installation CD, and try it. -- Robert S. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"