[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #1196: PCBSD tested laptops

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Fri Jun 27 12:26:16 PDT 2014

#1196: PCBSD tested laptops
  Reporter:  sjoseph               |      Owner:  tigersharke
      Type:  Feature Request       |     Status:  new
  Priority:  major                 |  Milestone:
 Component:  System Configuration  |    Version:  10.1-RELEASE
Resolution:                        |   Keywords:

Comment (by sjoseph):

 The problem with user submission is that it can be very subjective. For
 instance, for some users suspend/hibernate may not be important, others
 may have worked out the issue, yet there's no one place where a potential
 user can find an upto date list of hardware that will work well(fully)
 with PCBSD. Also, many people don't have the ability to try before you

 So, from a users perspective, there's a lot of uncertainty around which
 hardware to buy that's guaranteed to work well with PCBSD. A quick google
 search will show you how even an open ended question like which laptop to
 buy in FreeBSD/PCBSD mailing lists have not yielded useful answers.

 In my view if PCBSD/ixSystems can work with hardware/laptop vendors to
 test their products and certify for use with PCBSD that will be immensely
 useful for the end users. I realize that may not be easy and is not merely
 a  technical issue. But there certainly is an opportunity to increase the
 user base and make it easy for end users.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/1196#comment:2>
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