Subject: Re: Laptop recommendation?
To: None <>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/20/2007 16:10:24
Yes, but I'm happy using my "laptop" as a sort-of glorified desktop, and don't especially mind powering it completely down when I move from place to place.  Then perhaps I can work on the OS to help get some of the ACPI/suspend issues working, since I'd have a direct interest in getting them working!

And, as a general note to all: <soapbox> hey, NetBSD is open source.  If one doesn't like the way it behaves, change it!  </soapbox>



p.s. I'd especially like a 1920x1200 non-glossy screen, like the 17" Macbook Pro can have...

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, piotr adamus wrote:

> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 08:17:36 +0000 (UTC)
> From: piotr adamus <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Laptop recommendation?
> Mike Cheponis <mac <at> Wireless.Com> writes:
>> I'd like to get a "killer" laptop for NetBSD use to replace my current
> Windows XP laptop.
>> I'd like this laptop to run x86-64 version of NetBSD, and to have "lots" of
> pixels to make for great OS
>> development, application development, and DVD-watching/ripping.  Big memory
> and big HD are of course a plus.
>> I've had some success with the IBM/Lenovo laptops, and I do like the "stick"
> pointer, but that's not a big
>> issue; I've used newer Toshiba laptops, and they seem OK, too (especially
> their light-touch keyboards).
>> Although I'd not like to blow the family budget on one machine, I'd rather
> pay a little more to get a great
>> machine that increases my productivity.
>> Do you have any suggestions for what I should buy?
>> Thanks!
>> -Mike
> Hi Mike,
> think about ACPI/suspend etc when buying laptop for NetBSD. Please read thread
> in Nov in i386 mailing linst.
> Piotr