Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jun 2009 21:53 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
PC-BSD A known and usual problem with alternative operating systems is getting them on normal users' desktops. OEMs won't take you seriously until you gain massive traction, and even then your chances are still pretty low. So, iXsystems, PC-BSD's parent company, decided to take matters into its own hands, and has unveiled a PC-BSD workstation, with a PC-BSD laptop under way.
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PCBSD laptop support
by kenji on Mon 29th Jun 2009 22:37 UTC
kenji
Member since:
2009-04-08

I hope this gains some traction. The weakest point of PCBSD (and FreeBSD) is laptop support. I speak of suspend, special keys, sound chips, wireless, bluetooth etc

Maybe now PCBSD will finally be laptop friendly. It has severely crippled functionality on my Thinkpad R61 (PCBSD 7.1).

BTW, those are nice specs on the desktop.

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RE: PCBSD laptop support
by chris_vickerson on Tue 30th Jun 2009 03:00 in reply to "PCBSD laptop support"
chris_vickerson Member since:
2005-08-07

probably not related not working on pcbsd but Suspend doesn't work on my thinkpad either (using Fedora 10/11).

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RE[2]: PCBSD laptop support
by jello on Tue 30th Jun 2009 17:47 in reply to "RE: PCBSD laptop support"
jello Member since:
2006-08-08

Don't feel bad, Hibernate and Suspend don't work 100% on my wife's laptop either.
Did I mention she uses MS-Vista?
(laptop came with it...)

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