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Re: [vox] Laptop recommendation



The Linksys WPC54GS works pretty well. It has the Broadcom chip, which
has been recently source supported.

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 02:15:58PM -0700, Jim Lowman wrote:
> 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,
> _______________________________________________
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> vox@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox

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