laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?
pwolter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 00:34:10 UTC 2005
Senectus . wrote:
>On 6/22/05, Shot - Piotr Szotkowski <shot at hot.pl> wrote:
>>hagen van rissenbeck:
>>>yesterday I spoke with a friend about laptops and linux and during that
>>>conversation, he asked me for a proposal what laptop he should buy.
>>Like some of the previous posters, I highly recommend IBM ThinkPad.
>>Great Linux support (my R31 has been running Debian sid for two
>>years now), exceptional sturdiness and superb general "feel"
>>(things like keyboard quality, for example).
>>Also, the TrackPoint absolutely rules - I use my laptop on average
>>over 12 hours a day and I haven't touched mouse for more than twelve
>>hours (combined) in the past year; the TouchPad/GlidePad people
>>seem to attach mouses to their laptops the first minute they can. :o)
>I too am writing this on an IBM think pad (A31P) and have no
>Linux/Ubuntu specific issue's..
>In matter of fact It runs Linux more stably than Windows..
I use now my DELL Latitude D600 with Ubuntu, I use it 0ne year before
with Debian Sid and not have any problem. Now with Ubuntu it was just to
put a PCMCIA memory and it recognizes without problem, sound works great
(in Ubuntu I'm still not 100% satisfied with sound) but in general it
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