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RE: [vox] Looking at Laptops



My 2 cents with change coming:

Under $2500 is easy.  My friend just bought a Compaq with an AMD 1800 / 40
gig drive / 512 RAM / Radeon Mobility for just under $1500.  Sadly he won't
be running Linux on it (yet).

I'm typing this on a Dell Inspiron 8100 I stole (read: borrowed) from work.
 It dual boots Windows XP and RedHat 8.0.  I had a little trouble with X,
but NVidia's drivers worked well enough.  It's a Pentium 3 1.13 Ghz / 256
RAM / 20 gig drive / GeForce 2 Go. $1500 these days?

My friend Justin bought one of the new Sony Vaio's ($2000?) and has had
some luck with Debian on it even though everything is ACPI and Firewire
(CDROM) on it.

-Tom

> 
> I'm now pondering a new laptop, and need some advice.  The basic
> requirement, of course, is that it needs to be dual-bootable -- I'm facing
> the reality that much of what I'm going to need for school is going to
> only be available in Windows, but I want Linux because it's better. 
> Whatever flavor of Linux I go with on my laptop (I'm familiar with Red
> Hat, but more than willing to explore other distros at this point as
> well), the laptop will need to talk happily with my Red Hat desktop
> computer.
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions?  Any good stories?  Horror stories? 
> Brands/models I ought to avoid, or that I ought to give serious
> consideration too?  Price is a consideration, of course -- if I can spend
> less than $2500, I'll be happy.
> 
> -- 
> Slainte,
> Richard S. Crawford
> AIM: Buffalo2K / Y!: rscrawford / ICQ: 11640404
> http://www.mossroot.com http://www.stonegoose.com
> "It is only with our heart that we can see clearly.  What is essential is
> invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupery
> 
> 
> -- 
> Slainte,
> Richard S. Crawford
> AIM: Buffalo2K / Y!: rscrawford / ICQ: 11640404
> http://www.mossroot.com http://www.stonegoose.com
> "It is only with our heart that we can see clearly.  What is essential is
> invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupery
> 
> 
> 
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