Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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by Flatland_Spider on Thu 18th Sep 2008 13:41 UTC in reply to "......"
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[fanboy]I've always had good luck with ThinkPads. They seem to run fairly generic hardware, or hardware that is FOSS OS friendly at least.[/fanboy ;) ]

Wireless drivers are always a headache, but since you're going second hand, finding a laptop with an Intel wireless chipset shouldn't be too hard. I've included a link to the WLAN section of the FreeBSD 7.0 hardware notes to help you out.

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