[Techtalk] Laptop recommendations? (was: Random: MS problem, Linux solution...)

Rebecca J. Walter rjp at mail.tele.dk
Wed Jan 23 20:36:38 EST 2002

On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 18:18, Raven, corporate courtesan wrote:

> 	In other news -- I will be getting a new laptop with my tax
> return this year, and putting Debian on it.  Does anyone have
> recommendations for laptops that they particularly like, or have worked
> particularly well with Linux?  I'm trying to do some research in
> advance.  I've had generally good luck in the past with Dells or with
> IBM ThinkPads, but I've only helped friends with their installs.  I've
> never gotten to keep the laptop, so I don't know what they're like to
> actually run.
> 	A good network card is the most essential thing.  (90% of what
> I'll be doing with it is remote administration, network pen testing, and
> such.)  I don't much care about a nice graphics card (though it has to
> be able to run 1024x768 X) or super-quality sound card.  Playing MP3s
> would be good, but I can't even tell the difference between tape quality
> and CD quality, so I'm not an audio snob.  Lots of hard drive space so I
> can do forensics on the go would be nice, and lots of memory because I
> generally have ten million xterms open at any one time.
> 	Any recommendations, horror stories, things to get, things to
> avoid?

If you are willing to brave PPC, consider an Apple. It is a trackpad,
but you can connect a USB whatever pretty easily.  I am running SuSE 7.3
on mine, but I think Debian is pretty commonly used.  I know one guy
running Debian on his TiBook.

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