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Don't get me wrong here, I'm just probing opinions. I'd like to try BSD on my laptop, to learn more, to have fun with:) I'm currently choosing between NetBSD and OpenBSD, just a whim. What I'm interested in is support and compatibility of mobile machines on BSD systems. I expect it to be worse than among linux guys for sure. How worse is it? What would you say about BSD on a laptop as a main os?

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Still voting to close as not constructive. This is polling for a list of answers and not a good fit for the site as you can read in the FAQ. If you don't even say which laptop it is, you won't get a good answer, but only "I personally like …". Have you even tried to install one? Did you run into any problems? –  slhck Jan 10 '12 at 9:15
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closed as not constructive by slhck, JdeBP, Diogo, Nifle, techie007 Jan 10 '12 at 17:53

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I've found FreeBSD to be easiest to run on a laptop. But its mostly a taste of preference and what needs you have, its very hard to reply to more than that I believe. :(

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I agree with Mattias (currently i use FreeBSD on a desktop pc and it works pretty well). But you can also check PC-BSD (based on FreeBSD) that is also more user friendly. You can check also that URL: http://www.pcbsd.org/pc-bsd/notebook

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