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#1 Tor

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:22 AM

Anyone here running any BSD on a laptop? I always think of BSD running on some old ancient machine (but running well).
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#2 Prog

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:52 AM

I'm not but FreeBSD will run on certain laptops. Here is a compatibility list: The FreeBSD Laptop Compatibility List - BSDGroup
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#3 Hektor

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:47 AM

I don't really see a point in running BSD on a Laptop since the purpose of BSD is to be a server. It is like running Windows 2003 Server on a laptop.... pointless.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:34 PM

=p lol
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#5 moonknight

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:03 PM

well laptops would make a good small server (have enough old ones) and you could set up a basic webdesign/hosting servise
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#6 Tor

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

I'm not sure if you can leave a laptop on for a long time though. Have you done this?
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#7 moonknight

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:31 PM

ive run a laptop 1 week straight no breaks plugged in the whole time. i think they would be so id do it if i found alot of old laptops
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:09 AM

Over at CodeCall they had a discussion similar to this. Some guy left his on for 3 months without a problem.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

I don't really see a point in running BSD on a Laptop since the purpose of BSD is to be a server. It is like running Windows 2003 Server on a laptop.... pointless.

It might be pointless, but why not? I mean, there is nothing wrong with trying it :)
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#10 Homebrewer

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:42 PM

Even with small physical ram, it can still work. Good luck on trying it out.
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