LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
Dj.r4iDeN
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 1
Talking i'm buying new laptop and i need to choose good one?


ok
here go

i buying laptop within 3 days and i don't know which laptop is the best 2 me
i have just checked the HCL and Linux-laptop site and i didn't find any thing i need

in the same time , i don't want to buy computer coming with linux distro because most of them 512 ram or DELL
and i don't like dell or any computer with low ram

in the same time i need computer support VT with huge of rams

ok i know now you are saying could you shut up and say your question ?

ok

what do you think about these laptops ?


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1211587729687

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1212192350309

i have already worked with the 2nd one

its really screw me up with the performance
really fast

but i didn't find any thing in the BOIS talking about virtualization

so
what do you think ?

1st one or the 2nd ?

chio

Last edited by Dj.r4iDeN; 09-26-2008 at 12:19 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
jb_get
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Location: America
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 16
Not looking at them too in depth but I would go with choice 1. You also might get better hardware support with it.

Last edited by michaelk; 09-16-2010 at 07:00 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 06:58 AM   #3
Hangdog42
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,781
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412Reputation: 412
Quote:
in the same time , i don't want to buy computer coming with linux distro because most of them 512 ram or DELL
and i don't like dell or any computer with low ram
Despite your distaste for Dell, I'm finding that they generally do well with Linux. I've got an Inspiron M6300 with 4GB of RAM. Once I put Slackware on it, it has hummed along. And yes, I'm frequently running multiple VMs on the thing.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
Dj.r4iDeN
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hangdog42 View Post
Despite your distaste for Dell, I'm finding that they generally do well with Linux. I've got an Inspiron M6300 with 4GB of RAM. Once I put Slackware on it, it has hummed along. And yes, I'm frequently running multiple VMs on the thing.
i know they are doing well with linux , but not doing will with hardware i have fixed over 50 computer dell before its fact dell use paces of craps in there laptop and thanks for your advice (F)
 
Old 09-26-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
Dj.r4iDeN
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jb_get View Post
Not looking at them too in depth but I would go with choice 1. You also might get better hardware support with it.
i think that what im gonna do
 
Old 09-26-2008, 11:29 AM   #6
linuxman8786
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking

I think it depend what perpose you want, if you get laptop for game and multimedia I think this hp is good, other toshiba is good

Linux Archive

Last edited by linuxman8786; 10-12-2008 at 01:43 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dj.r4iDeN View Post
in the same time i need computer support VT with huge of rams

but i didn't find any thing in the BOIS talking about virtualization
I build and repair computers, and prefer Lenovo ThinkPads
or Acer notebooks. For 6 years here in China, I have never
had to repair one of those for hardware failure. The only
Acer brought to me had a trojan. The computer's layout
was nice, and the performance very good.

Only time will tell if today's Lenovo ThinkPads are built
as well as the IBM ThinkPads. I just bought one, and am
very pleased with it. IBM ThinkPads were the most durable,
well-built notebooks on the market in their day.

I have a Toshiba notebook someone gave me -- it is a lemon.
I've had many Toshiba, Dell, Sony, HP and Compaq's show up
with hardware problems on a regular basis.

Those brands you picked, HP and Toshiba, as well as Sony,
just aren't designed well, IMO, and have so much bloated
software on them. If you buy one I'd get an install CD of
the Windows OS on it and reinstall without all the company
provided malware and bloat. Then just install the software
you actually use, and kill most of the junk in the startup
via msconfig.

For kernel virtualiztions, this list is fairly current. You
should also be able to boot the store's floor model of the
laptop with a Linux Live CD, such as Knoppix. Then you can
run "cat /proc/cpuinfo" to determine if it has virtualizaion
support. An AMD processor will have "svm", Intel "vmx". If
you don't see that in the output, it does not support the
kernel virtualization extensions.

I also would not use BestBuy. Maybe that's because I have
never talked with anyone there properly trained. And their
custom service has been horrible. I'd use NewEgg and save
the money.

Edit: Sorry, I left the link for HVM Compatible Processors
from the Xen Wiki out.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 09-27-2008 at 03:27 AM. Reason: left off link for Compatible Processors
 
Old 09-26-2008, 08:31 PM   #8
jgallo
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
it depends on what you want to use it for. i was looking for ultraportable and went to best buy to play with the laptops in person. ended up ordering a vaio straight from sony with a t9300 and 3gb of ram. im running ubuntu/vista dual boot and i would suggest with either to not skimp on hardware and both have 4gb of ram so youre good.
please take this with agrain of salt as i am not so familiar with amd so i am a bit biased, but i would choose the second one

Linux Archive

Last edited by jgallo; 10-12-2008 at 01:51 AM.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 01:06 AM   #9
Dj.r4iDeN
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
I think it depend what perpose you want, if you get laptop for game and multimedia I think this hp is good, other toshiba is good
i need it for studying stuff


Quote:
Those brands you picked, HP and Toshiba, as well as Sony,
just aren't designed well, IMO, and have so much bloated
software on them. If you buy one I'd get an install CD of
the Windows OS on it and reinstall without all the company
provided malware and bloat. Then just install the software
you actually use, and kill most of the junk in the startup
via msconfig.

1st think i will do it , fdisk /dev/sda
i dont think i will use windows

Quote:
For kernel virtualiztions, this list is fairly current. You
should also be able to boot the store's floor model of the
laptop with a Linux Live CD, such as Knoppix. Then you can
run "cat /proc/cpuinfo" to determine if it has virtualizaion
support. An AMD processor will have "svm", Intel "vmx". If
you don't see that in the output, it does not support the
kernel virtualization extensions.
thanks for that
its new information to me
thanks again

Quote:
I also would not use BestBuy. Maybe that's because I have
never talked with anyone there properly trained. And their
custom service has been horrible. I'd use NewEgg and save
the money.
the cheapest computer in newegg with 4 gb of ram start with 800$ acer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
its over my dead body to buy acer computer
and the 2nd cheapest one the same as bestbuy computer

and thanks again for your reply

Quote:
it depends on what you want to use it for. i was looking for ultraportable and went to best buy to play with the laptops in person. ended up ordering a vaio straight from sony with a t9300 and 3gb of ram. im running ubuntu/vista dual boot and i would suggest with either to not skimp on hardware and both have 4gb of ram so youre good.
please take this with agrain of salt as i am not so familiar with amd so i am a bit biased, but i would choose the second one
i will use qemu and xen stuff in the computer
and i will need huge of ram to do stuff like that

what eva

thanks alot (F)
 
Old 09-27-2008, 01:41 AM   #10
wildar
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: Mandriva 2008, Mandrake 2005, Ubuntu 8.04.1
Posts: 239

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm a Sony VAIO fan and have never had any problems running whatever flavor linux. But of your 2 choices, I would go with the HP.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:28 AM   #11
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Sorry, I left the link for HVM Compatible Processors
from the Xen Wiki out of my previous post.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 09:43 PM   #12
linuxman8786
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dj.r4iDeN View Post
i need it for studying stuff





1st think i will do it , fdisk /dev/sda
i dont think i will use windows


thanks for that
its new information to me
thanks again


the cheapest computer in newegg with 4 gb of ram start with 800$ acer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
its over my dead body to buy acer computer
and the 2nd cheapest one the same as bestbuy computer

and thanks again for your reply



i will use qemu and xen stuff in the computer
and i will need huge of ram to do stuff like that

what eva

thanks alot (F)
So what your decide?
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #13
Dj.r4iDeN
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxman8786 View Post
So what your decide?
HP and i will add the laptop to HCL as soon as i get it
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:29 AM   #14
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dj.r4iDeN View Post
HP and i will add the laptop to HCL as soon as i get it
Good on yah! Please use this example of a good laptop post.
 
  


Reply

Tags
buying, laptop


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do I need to look for when buying a new laptop iAlta Linux - Hardware 5 08-31-2007 12:17 AM
buying a laptop random guy Linux - Hardware 1 05-26-2006 05:16 PM
Buying a new Laptop Corallis Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 06-19-2004 08:33 PM
buying laptop VR6boy003 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 10-05-2003 04:00 PM
buying a computer thats good for linux monkeymartin Linux - General 3 06-09-2003 09:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration