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Old 08-29-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question The best hardware to purchase for linux


After having extensive problems with two old laptops; one using Microsoft ME (enough said), and the other having a hardware conflict that brought everything down, I have decided to buy a brand new computer.

I'm guessing this might spark a bit of debate, but I thought I might ask some experienced users here what my best options are. I need a small laptop that will give me minimal trouble getting onto my network. I'd prefer something that would also allow me to get online with a dial-up and allow me to use my m130 pilot.

That being said what sort of notebook computer would run smoothest with linux? And what version of linux would be most compatible? I currently have Fedora, but I'm willing to switch over to something else that is fairly user-friendly.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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Well, from what I've read so far, a Dell Inspiron 1150 looks promising, or something from IBM. Does anybody know if either of these would run well, get onto the network, run ACPI?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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Look here to find reviews of machines...
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/

I've got an IBM Thinkpad R32, and except for the modem
which I don't need in the first place it's a very fine machine
to run Linux on. My old TP 770ED worked well, too, in fact
with the old one the modem was working, too ;)

If you decide to go for a Thinkpad I'd suggest getting a model
that uses an ATI Radeon with separate video RAM :}


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