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Re: [vox] NOtebook/Laptop

I have been looking at the Apple hardware and like it. The nicest part of 
Linux is you are not stuck to any one type of hardware :-) I have looked at 
the Mac OS X and am really impressed they took an awesome kernel (BSD) and 
put an incredible window manager on it. I will most likely stay with the x86 
hardware for now, but who knows. I have a bid in on a really nice looking 
Dell on eBay PIII 1.2G with all the extras I would want. If you are 
interested we have some really good InstallFests here in Davis (I am the IF 


On Tuesday 18 June 2002 09:48 am, Leif wrote:
> Dell makes nice machines, but I'd also consider the Apple iBook:
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/03/29/ibook_linux.html
> I've got an iBook with OS X on it (and I'm quite happy with it), but
> after reading the above article I think I'll be setting it up to dual
> boot with debian in the near future (perhaps at the next nblug
> installfest, if I make it). I'll be sure and let the list know how that
> goes when I do; until then I suggest you check out the O'Reilly article
> linked above. Sounds like it's quite feasible to run an apple laptop
> without any apple software whatsoever, if you're so inclined.
> Btw, don't think I've posted here before, so I'll briefly introduce
> myself:
> My name is Leif, I'm a 19 year old geek from sonoma county, I've been
> using linux here and there for a couple years now, mostly redhat and
> mandrake, though I hope to go all-debian soon (using apt-get with the
> fink dist (http://fink.sf.net) on my OS X machine has sold me), and,
> looking back at this sentence, I appear to have a bad habit of using far
> too many commas, not enough periods, and (sometimes) too many
> parenthesis.
> I've been reading the list for almost a month now; perhaps I'll make it
> to one of LUGOD's events sooner or later (it's just a bit longer of a
> drive than the nblug :)
>     -leif
> On Monday, June 17, 2002, at 04:24 PM, Ted Deppner wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 01:28:53PM -0700, Rusty Minden wrote:
> >> I am going to get a Notebook Computer, but can only spend $1,500.00 on
> >> it. I
> >> need a decent machine prefer AMD and would like a good (easy) Debian
> >> Woody
> >> install. Any recomendations would be appritiated. (used or
> >> remanufactured is
> >> a consideration) Bleading edge is not needed.
> >
> > Dell.  Nothing else needs to be considered, IMHO.  Well made, nicely and
> > completely supported under Linux, and nice things like floppies you can
> > plug into parallel ports at any time you like.  My Latitude CPx had
> > about
> > 10hrs of run time on two batteries (until I overheated the batteries).
> >
> > --
> > Ted Deppner
> > http://www.psyber.com/~ted/
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