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laptop suggestions

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:03 pm
by cdhgold
i'm considering buying a new laptop and wanted to know any suggestions anyone has .. want to keep it under 4 or 5 pounds if possible and preferrable amd64 cpu .. if i can't find one with both would rather keep it light .. any suggestions or opionons? would be running Suse

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:32 pm
by Void Main
Of course the best resource for Linux on laptops is:

http://www.linux-laptop.net/

I have run Linux on many Dell laptops and currently use an IBM Thinkpad as my primary machine. Of course I didn't purchase any of these out of my own pocket and if I were I don't know that I would have chosen those. I would have chosen one that didn't require me to purchase a Windows license when I bought it (even if it cost more). I would have purchased one that proudly lists itself as supporting Linux.

I don't know anything about the company but there is a banner ad at the top of the linux-laptop site I linked above of one such company:

http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux_laptops.html

As I said I don't know anything about this company but I would certainly give them a serious look just for being displayed on the linux-laptop site and for promoting their laptops as Linux laptops. Here's another interesting one in my Google search:

http://www.emperorlinux.com/

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:19 pm
by caveman
Must say.. :D

I did a double take on "keep it under 4 or 5 pounds if possible"
and my thought was "pounds" as in money, must be a typo,
until I realised it's the weight of the thing.... :oops:

Shows where my mind was at the moment.

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:40 pm
by worker201
When I was thinking about getting a new laptop, I was looking at these guys:
http://eracks.com/products/Laptops/config?sku=CENTRINO

Not many places willing to preinstall your favorite flavor of Linux for you!

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:29 pm
by Linux Frank
Got to be careful. I found a company that offered preinstallation, then realized they actually but the M$ loaded systems then preinstall. So M$ are profiting by your purchase. Usually they say this in the about section for the company.

Just something to pay attention to.

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:35 pm
by Calum
caveman wrote:Must say.. :D

I did a double take on "keep it under 4 or 5 pounds if possible"
and my thought was "pounds" as in money, must be a typo,
until I realised it's the weight of the thing.... :oops:

Shows where my mind was at the moment.
the same thing for me!

when we move to euros that sort of thing will all be in the past though...

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:24 am
by Master of Reality
what laptop did you end up getting mate? Im about to be hunting myself a fiesty laptop in the computer jungle.

Is there somewhere to find out which wireless cards will work properly in linux?

... i suppose right now im looking at something like this

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:09 pm
by worker201
Wireless guide:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/

Stay away from Broadcom chipsets.