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Question regarding licensing, laptops and the 3.7 song.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Question regarding licensing, laptops and the 3.7 song.
- From: Eddie Block <eddie_(_dot_)_block_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:01:42 -0500
- Reply-to: Eddie Block <eddie_(_dot_)_block_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
In the commentary to the 3.7 song, Theo wrote:
"Want to help us? Avoid Intel Centrino, Broadcom, TI, or Connexant
PrismGT chipsets. Heck, avoid buying even regular old pre-G Prism
products, to send a message."
However, when Henning was shoping for a new laptop recently, he ended
up with an IBM X40, which, according to IBM's website uses:
"Intel(r) CentrinoTM Mobile Technology for outstanding wireless
performance (select models)"
maybe Henning didn't by one of the select models? But the X40 doesn't
appear to use any of the "open" wireless options we are supposed to be
I'd write this off, but Christian "naddy" Weisgerber, wrote in:
"Welcome to the club. It looks like the Thinkpad X40 has become
OpenBSD's preferred laptop, about a dozen developers have one now."
These views seem contradictory. I wouldn't care, but I'm in the market
for a new laptop and was looking at the X40 (and other IBM laptops)
because I respect Henning and his work. I figured that a laptop a
dozen or so developers were using would be good enough for me...
I'm not trying to be inflamatory, sarchastic, etc. I'm really just
trying to figure out if the X40 (or other IBM laptops) are considered
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