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Old 09-19-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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Best small laptop

This is a variation of another question:

I have been thinking about getting some flavor of Sharp Zaurus, so I could have a portable GNU/Linux with which to do some stuff. I've decided, though, that what I'd really rather have is a real notebook, just a small, light one. In order for me to maximize its usefulness, however, it would have to be "fully" supported by GNU/Linux. That is, all of its capabilities would have to work in GNU/Linux (Debian being my distro of choice). So what I'm seeking is not really the notebook that people have managed to make work the best with Debian, but rather a notebook that has been manufactured with GNU/Linux in mind, specifically Debian. I would really like to have all of the power management functionality working correctly, especially hibernate. Then an ultra-light notebook could work similarly as a handheld, but I'd still have to power and flexibility of a complete computer.

Are such notebooks available? Where should I start looking?

Old 09-20-2003, 11:42 AM   #2
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PowerBooks and iBooks from apple are pretty small, and I think they work with linux...not sure though...anyone know that is reading this message??
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There are 3 that I know of - Yellow Dog Linux, Yolinux and Mandrake PPC.

I don't know how well they work on Power Books though.
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Yes there is a machine, if I didn't own a HP Omnibook and a Zaurus 5500, I would buy this machine with Linux.


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