The Inspiron 7000 is amazing...I love mine....I didn't get the 15" display
cos it wasn't worth the extra 300 bucks at the time. Anyhow I am very happy
with mine....I am not running FreeBSD on it but i do know that there are
ways to make it work with Linux. I am sure that the same would go for
FreeBSD. Just make sure not to get the internal modem and select a seperate
PCMCIA modem.....Cos the internal modem is a winmodem and it is virtually
useless with any Unix/Linux os. But as far as the Inspiron goes I like
it....I know there is a problem getting the video card to run with Xfree86
because the ATI LT Rage Pro card is not supported by the Mach 64
server.....Unfortunatly I have not messed with FreeBSD at all cos I am still
waiting on the rest of my comp that I am putting together to dump it
on.....Well you are probably even more lost so I will shut up and leave
>I've received some responses to my post about the thinkpad, and thanks
>for the input. I have another option, and that is to purchase a dell
>inspiron 7000 notebook. The notebook has the usual bells and wistles.
>If anyone has had luck in installing FreeBSD on it, then please let me
>know. I appreciate all responses.
>As it stands, it looks like I'd be ok in getting a thinkpad 600, which
>is cool becuase that is the model I was considering. But the Inspiron
>7000 has a 15' inch display. Unbelievable for a laptop.