Subject: RE: Anyone ever used a Compaq EVO laptop?
To: None <>
From: Lindgren, Jon <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 06/03/2003 06:52:29
> If I could play daemon's advocate for just a minute, what 
> made you willing to spend that much money for (what I take to 
> be) the myriad little hassles of running NetBSD on it?

I enjoy NetBSD.

> I'm seriously tempted to buy a Powerbook.  For similar money, 
> I get a complete working machine, and pkgsrc.  I don't have 
> to putz to get DVDs and MP3s to work.  No networking and 
> power management challenges, no XFree86 hijinks, no chat 
> script for pppd.  

The project I need this for is a .NET project, so it has to run XP/Visual
Studio .NET

> If I were to own a laptop, I would want it to Just Work.  I'd 
> rather it ran NetBSD, but from here it looks like one long 
> uphill struggle against entropy.  I'd be very happy to be 
> convinced otherwise.