l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
October 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Aug. 18: Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Page last updated:
2008 May 26 16:39

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] Laptop recommendation
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] Laptop recommendation



When I thought I was going to buy a new laptop, I had settled on the HP 
DV9700t.

After buying Dell exclusively for some years, I found that the HP had 
way more bang for the buck
(17" screen, faster HD and CPU) than the Dell.

Instead I beefed up my old Dell Inspiron 8500 with 2 GB of RAM, to make 
it last a couple more
years.

As far as ease of installation, I installed Ubuntu Linux 7.04 on said 
8500 with no problems.  It even
configured the wireless card; no doubt using ndiswrapper, because Dell 
used a wireless card with a
very incompatible chipset at the time.  But everything worked fine on 
first reboot.

Jim

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> My current job spoiled me by providing a laptop.
> I'll soon be starting a new job, and decided a laptop would be nice to have.
> I'll be doing web application development, so horsepower and graphics
> capabilities are less important than ease-of-installation and -maintenance
> with Linux (I favor Kubuntu flavor of Ubuntu, these days).
>
> Where to start? :)  One issue w/ my last laptop was wireless support. :^P
>
> Thx,
_______________________________________________
vox mailing list
vox@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.