Greetings. This is both informational and a query. First of all, OpenBSD runs supremely well on this box when it comes to basic functions. X works cleanly as of 2.5 (and a mid-September snapshot) with the NeoMagic driver. The 256AV chip from NeoMagic is a very nice video subsystem, and is crisp and clean. Power management is also functional, as is the DVD, though it operates as an ATAPI / ATAPI-SCSI (in the later releases) CD-ROM. I know of no DVD software for Unix, so I can't tell you anything more, and I haven't tested any DVD Features. Sounds... well, sound sucks. The NM2200 works wonders on Windows, but has no native drivers other than for the Win32 platforms, as NeoMagic doesn't like to give out info. I have tried OpenSoundSystem and have had configuration problems. It does apparently have an NM2200 driver, BUT it is unsupported pending more info from NeoMagic. (Query: If anyone running an F-Series VAIO has tips on resource configurations, please let me know... when I have sound running, I will post those tips here as well.) I am using an LinkSys Ethernet PCMCIA card, at 10/100 and it works without a hitch. PCMCIA is very smooth. The whole package is very clean. Moving to the experimental snapshots created some problems, but they were all mine, using differing parts out of sync. I would like to add support for the special buttons at the top, and if I get info/time/inclination I will do so. Point of note, the APM daemon responds to the Function key suspend, so you can suspend from the keyboard without being logged in, and brightness and battery level function keys do bring up graphical displays whether in a vterminal or in X. Contrast isn't enabled however. One problem I'm still having is with USB support, but I am told it's my 1st stage boot loader not recognizing a hardware piece, and that there's a patch which I am waiting for. (Query: Anyone with more info on this... it would be greatly appreciated.) The VAIO PGC-F series have FireWire ports (custom branding calls them iLink), and I look forward to eventual support for this bus as well, as it's lightning fast, but I can wait. (400Mbps does sound tempting though...) Also, the infrared port is not supported, but other than programming my Laptop to be a remote control for my entertainment system, I have yet to use this more than three times in the past two years, on any laptop. Lastly, this baby has a Rockwell 56Kbps modem, which I believe is a WinModem, but I am looking more into this to see. One strange thing which happens is that my bios recognizes two serial ports, which is wierd since this only has one nine-pin serial port... Wouldn't it be nice if this turns out to be the modem... but I doubt it. I will post again when I know more. All in all, there are laptops with better compatability with OpenBSD, but few with 6 hours of battery time (dropping the 2nd battery into the Floppy bay), thin and light with a big screen, and I suspect that 2.6 will have cleared up most of these compatibility issues. (Now all I have to do is bug NeoMagic to release specs... :) regards, cg.