Re: Which notebook to buy?
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 23:41:35 -0500
On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 11:16:51 -0800, Markus Dehmann wrote:
> What is the best notebook to install Linux?
> It should have the following requirements:
> * 14"
> * lightweight (< 5 lbs)
> * >= 60 GB hard drive
> * >= 512 MB RAM
> * wireless
> * USB 2.0
> I heard the IBM ThinkPads are very compatible with Linux. On their
> site, I found ThinkPad T42. Would that be the best decision? Or are
> there comparable other notebooks that work as well with Linux and have
> more or less the same features?
> With "work" I mean pretty much everything (including internal wireless
> card) should work out of the box with SuSE and/or Fedora.
I have a Compaq R3000z (Athlon 64) notebook. It's heavier then you
want but it's very fast and it works well with Fedora Core 2 and 3. It
doesn't work with Mandrake, although I was able to get Mandrake 10.1
stable when I built a custom kernel. The wireless works with Ndiswrapper
and an XP driver but that limits you to using a 32 bit kernel because the
XP driver is 32 bits. The winmodem is the one thing that can't be made to
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