[ubuntu-us-mi] new laptop
gabe.pavlica at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 00:17:59 UTC 2011
With windows 8, they're going to make UEFI the default, replacing BIOS. It
is more secure but is way less open.
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Julia Christianson <julia at nscjc.net> wrote:
> Heh, Broadcom wireless was an issue before I stopped keeping up with
> hardware ;-).
> One thing I was concerned about was the issue someone raised a few weeks
> ago with a Lenovo, a new boot system replacing the bios? Didn't pay
> attention then, of course, and now I can't find that thread ...
> -- Julia
> Gabe Pavlica wrote:
>> Make sure it doesn't have a Broadcom wireless card. They are a pain to
>> Sent from my iPod
>> On Oct 24, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Julia Christianson <julia at nscjc.net> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>>> My 7-year-old laptop is about to bite the dust, I'm faced with buying a
>>> new one, and I haven't kept up with hardware developments, so I have to ask,
>>> what should I be concerned about?
>>> I'm in rural southwest Michigan, hoping to buy from a small local shop,
>>> or barring that, mail order. Don't want to spend a lot. Looking at Acer or
>>> Toshiba. Have been running Kubuntu for several years, but thinking about
>>> checking out Ubuntu this time. Would greatly appreciate any warnings or
>>> -- Julia
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