Subject: Re: Recommendation on laptops, notebooks or portables for NetBSD.
To: Sean J. Schluntz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2002 12:59:51
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "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, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)