Subject: Re: Recommendation on laptops, notebooks or portables for NetBSD.
To: Sean J. Schluntz <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/17/2002 12:59:51
In message <>, "Sean J. Schluntz" writ
>>2.  ThinkPad A31p.  This is why I'm selling the Pavilion.  APM works (but you
>>have to be on a text console or the display won't come back).  Video works,
>>audio works.  Hardware "mute" button, which is occasionally useful.  CD
>>burner/DVD drive, serial, USB, bluetooth, firewire, built-in wireless.  10/10
>>ethernet works, modem doesn't.
>>The ThinkPad is awesome.  I liked the HP, but the ThinkPad is better.  (It
>>should be; it cost nearly twice as much!)
>I second the vote for ThinkPads in general.  I've run NetBSD on both
>A2x and T2x models and have loved it (though I perfer the T models since
>they are lighter). They are also fairly rugged (one of my friends went
>down at 75mph on a motorcycle and landed on his backpack, which contained
>the a T20. When he got out of the hospital he brought the laptop in
>and after plugging it in to an external monitor it ran just fine (screen
>was a gonner though).).

I'm on my 4th straight Thinkpad ("Butterfly", 560, 600, T21).  I expect 
my next laptop to be a Thinkpad, too.  (The first three ran BSD/OS; I 
later converted the 560 to NetBSD.)

If only they had real modems instead of Winmodems...

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)