notebook decision?

Trevor Nye trevor.nye at
Tue Nov 28 11:02:08 UTC 2006

I have used toshiba machines for many years. I have just installed
ubuntu on a 5 year old satellite s2450 with a belkin 802.11b wifi card.
works a treat.


On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 10:06 +0100, Kristian Rink wrote:
> Folks;
> I'm in the lucky situation of being allowed to buy a new business
> notebook for my everyday work, which will be running edgy (to host my
> eclipse based JEE development environment as well as a bunch of
> administrative tools).
> By now, our hardware vendor has offered two different devices yet they
> don't know at all about Linux compatibility as they usually just "sell"
> hardware (with Windows pre-installed):
> - First one is a MaxData Pro 8100 IWS , which would have the advantage
> that our hardware vendor could sell this as "hardware only", without
> having "Windows tax" included.
> - Second one is a Toshiba Tecra A8 , which would by my boss' first
> choice as people around here got used to Toshiba machines and are pretty
> happy with them.
> So, short question: Does anyone around here have any sort of Linux
> experiences with any of the two devices? Which of the two machines
> should I want to prefer, which one should I try staying away from?
> Thanks in advance for any hints! :)
> Kris

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