Laptop question

manchicken manchicken at
Mon Aug 20 00:54:24 UTC 2007

On Sunday 19 August 2007 09:42:43 Nigel Ridley wrote:
> A local shop is offering older model Dell laptops for half the price of the
> newer models. Amongst the ones on offer is a Dell D600 with an ATI Mobility
> Radeon 32MB and a 30GB hard drive. Intel Pentium M - CPU Core: Banias 130nm
> @ 1.4GHz
> Questions:
> 1. Would any of you folks buy a brand new 3 year old laptop with a one year
> warranty (for half the price of one of the latest models)?
> 2. Any foreseeable problems running the latest and greatest Kubuntu on it?
> Blessings,
> Nigel
> --
> OliveRoot Ministries

To be completely honest, I'd personally avoid ATI like the plague if possible.  
I suppose if you don't want 3D then it's less of a problem, but laptops with 
ATI often times have other ATI stuff in them like disk controllers and audio 

Depending on your cost and needs, I still think buying a system76 
( is better.

Kubuntu should run okay on that laptop, but the ATI hardware sometimes causes 

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