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BSD for HP Pavilion

I have an HP Pavilion dv5000 with the following hw:
AMD64 processor
Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M 5955 (PCIE)

Can BSD be used for this system?
If so which one...FreeBSD, OpenBSD?
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Here is the hardware compat page for OpenBSD:


Here is the hardware compat page for freebsd:


From the look of it, either of them will be fine to use:
I didn't look up what chipset is being used on the machine, so that may the only thing that you want to verify.  And there is a note that not all X video drivers are compatible.   But I woudl guess that he standard Radeon driver will work for your video card.

allelopathAuthor Commented:
Given that OpenBSD and freeBSD are the same, with respect to hw compatability, why would I choose one over the other?

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