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Old 12th August 2008
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If by IBM you mean IBM/Lenovo thinkpads, you should be able to find plenty of data on many models online. Experience with laptop-shopping for FreeBSD has shown me ACPI/Audio/Networking support to be the most problematic.. If you can dig up enough info, it's quite easy to decipher some level of compatibility with the 'show stoppers' based on knowing exactly what your supposed to be paying for: the hard part is just getting the info. There are also several HCL for laptops, someone here is bound to post at least 2 of them I'm sure...

Never found much love for FreeBSD in VMWare but if you can get it working to your needs, it could be more convenient then reboots.
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