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Old 08-02-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
Turki Al-Marrie
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What is the best linux laptop?


What is the best linux laptop offer?

By linux laptop I mean a laptop with all of it devices drivers available, not necessary something like linuxcertified.

I'd prefer these features:
-OpenGL hardware acceleration (runs Xgl)
-CD-RW\DVD-RW (Writing DVDs is not necessary)
-Fast CPU and big RAM
-Reasonable price, something round $1500


I need all device drivers known to be able port it to Syllable, so that I have Windows, Linux, and Syllable .
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:10 AM   #2
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hmmmm.. custom laptops are always hard to find. you can start with the 'linux certified laptops'. just google.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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Linux certified make macs look cheap, did you check their prices recently.

$2000+ for 15" laptop? No thanks
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:37 AM   #4
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I always buy generic, house-brand, type computers rather than brand names. Check PCClub.com or lots of other places. PCClubs house-brand is "EnPower". There are lots of others tho. These PCs are generally put together with components that are slightly less than cutting edge, which means there are Linux drivers for everything. Make sure the built-in Wireless is Linux compatible. Apart from that possibility, everything just works.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion, but they won't ship abroad .
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:01 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Turki Al-Marrie
Thanks for the suggestion, but they won't ship abroad .

Hi Turki,

Well, it really depends what route you want to take.

Do you want to get a brand name computer?

or a Custom made?

Or do you even have a choice?
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:14 AM   #7
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Of course several companies also sell computers with Linux preinstalled. As an example: http://system76.com/
 
Old 08-03-2006, 09:04 AM   #8
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Try IBM or HP - being active supporters of OSS and Linux - compatibility is always quite good.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 09:27 AM   #9
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Try IBM or HP - being active supporters of OSS and Linux - compatibility is always quite good.
i second that. are you shipping through fedex or through a relative? is the question you should ask to yourself then.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:54 AM   #10
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I got an IBM Thinkpad T series laptop a few months ago, and the HP NC series was my second choice. Either of them should run linux well.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:09 AM   #11
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Thank you all for your suggestions, as for what I need:

- Device drivers (code must be available, binaries don't cut it 'cause I'm going to port it to another system (Syllable)).
- Accelerated graphics, you know what is that for.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:51 AM   #12
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I always stick with ASUS. They have the most reliable hardware and you'll get everything running. But it'll take some effort. Price will be about 1k$
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:11 AM   #13
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Asus are the best compatible laptops to Linux.

I would actually rate HP, Dell, as the least compatible. Toshiba and Fujitsu are more compatible than the american brands.

I'm running linux on my Fujitsu N6010, and it runs very well and smooth. 17" Wide Cristal screen...

Weird....lately my wife has been using Winblows, but the icons are starting to burn into the screen. Now I'm not letting her use Winblows, only Linux, and Linux does not let anything get burn onto the screen!!, it protects my laptop so well, I'm so happy!!
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #14
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Anything but acer worst machines for linux
 
Old 08-04-2006, 03:38 PM   #15
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lately my wife has been using Winblows, but the icons are starting to burn into the screen
What?
You have iexploder-icons and stuff burned into your LCDisplay?
They stay?
It's actually hard to believe.
But then again, my network card stopped working on windows some days ago. It is working though. I'm writing this reply online.
With Linux.
On my Asus norebook...
 
  


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