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— surryhill (@surryhill)
If your computer works with OpenBSD out-of-the-box,
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Tested on various OpenBSD releases. Check my current setup
14" FHD/WQHD, 7th Gen Intel i5/i7, 1.13 kg tested by romanzolotarev on 6.3-stable jcs on 6.2-current (2017-12-14)
fprpatch for libfprint required cam not tested wifi iwm(4) required, ok lcd xbacklight(1), ok ❄ fan is off most of a time (turns on, when CPU > 60°C) batt 9 hours, ok kbrd keyboard backlight, mute, vol up/down, ok tp touchpad, trackpoint, ok eth em, ok video ok hdmi ok headphones ok mic ok speakers ok ZZZ ok zzz ok usb ok usb-c ok sd ok
7th Gen Intel i3, passive cooling tested by romanzolotarev on 6.3-stable
zzzdoesn't resume from suspend video S3 resume doesn't work, the rest is ok dp DisplayPort not tested usb-c not tested wifi iwm(4) required ❄ 43°C, fanless eth re, em, ok HDMI ok headphones ok mic ok ZZZ ok usb ok sd ok mic ok
What hardware is supported?
OpenBSD runs on a dozen of platforms, but binary packages of popular programs are availble only for amd64 and i386.
What platform to choose for Intel® 64-bit processors?
OpenBSD amd64. For example, it runs on Core™ i3, i5, i7.
What about 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors?
OpenBSD amd64 works well, but these computers are not well supported yet. For example, they have an issue with suspend/resume.
Can I run OpenBSD on MacBook?
Probably. I heard some models are compatible.
I've tried few times to install OpenBSD on my MacBooks, but it was a bit of a fiasco (thanks to Nvidia and Broadcom). That's why I bought new computers, just to run this wonderful operating system.
Any known issues?
For Intel network devices (LAN and WiFi) OpenBSD downloads and install firmware on its first boot.
Only few wireless
NVIDIA® video chipsets, and USB3 audio are not supported.
Bluetooth doesn't work because, well, it has been removed.
"I'm not very familiar, but the implementation had too many issues for it to be salvageable, it was treated like a network protocol which turned out to be the wrong design. Commit message suggests it also simply didn't work: marc.info?l=openbsd-cvs..."
— Bryan Steele (@canadianbryan)