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Old 12-01-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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General request


at the moment I do not planning to buy a laptop, but some guys asked me what manufacture is good for using Linux. I know it's not easy to answer this in a general way, so I will ask it from the back: What manufactures are not recommended due to too much special Hardware without Linux support?

Here are some criterias given to me:

1.) must be supported
- Graphic card support (1024x786, true color)
- On board sound
- On board LAN
- On board USB
- Touche pad
- Keyboard

2.) should be
- WLan
- IR
- FireWire
- basic power saving
- PCMCIA slot
- On board modem/ISDN (bewteen criteria 2 and 3)

3.) nice to have
- advanced powersaving, suspend to disk
- 3D acceleartion
- TV out
- On board modem/ISDN

Thanks a lot

Last edited by RGummi; 12-01-2005 at 05:07 PM.
Old 12-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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I have had good results from Toshiba and IBM. Check out and read the reports against a wide variety of makes and models.
Old 12-01-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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I love my Dell Inspiron 700m. No IR (but for me that wasn't an issue). Take a look at its features; there are many tutorials and HOWTOs on getting Linux (many flavors) on it.
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