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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).

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Old 10-12-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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The best laptop......


Is there such a thing as the best laptop?

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Originally posted by zLinuxz
Alright, to answer the question asked, The following are the most Linux-compaitble laptops.

If you want to find a laptop to install Linux on look for:
-Fujitsu
-Toshiba
-Vaio

And definately try to stay away from:
-Compaq
-Hp
-Gateway
-Dell

pretty much all other brandnames.

To Caeda: Actually, Redhat would probably work better out of the box than Mandrake, because it is more user interactive, unlike Mandrake which does "everything for you", and there's more room for the installation to miss something somewhere.

In Redhat, you input some information, and it will better direct your installation to go well.
That's why it asks you so many questions during install...a lot more than Mandrake.

Good job megaspaz, what laptop do you use bro?, tell us a little more about it,

zLinuxz
After reading this post i wonder what would be a better laptop to get perfromance wise pros and cons between the Fujitsu and Toshiba? Are there any? I would really appreciate your inout on this because i am trying my hardest to decide which is the better laptop to invest my money in.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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After reading this post i wonder what would be a better laptop to get perfromance wise pros and cons between the Fujitsu and Toshiba? Are there any?
No, there are no performance differenes based on brand names. You would have to start comparing specific models to be able to create some sort of decent comparison.

I have used Toshiba Tecras with Linux without any problems. I have had good experiences with Dells too, but my favourite brand of laptops is IBM. Superior quality, and it's a huge plus that IBM actively promotes Linux. The Thinkpad R40 and T40 series are fully compatible with Linux and the R40 is pretty affordable too, considering the performance.

But before you get a laptop, browse around for other users' experiences with Linux on it. A good place to start is www.linux-laptop.net (and of course www.google.com/linux).

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Old 10-13-2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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Well what about the durability of the laptop though one doesn't want to invest money in a laptop that will fall apart after a few months or maybe a year. Am i right?

Some people say Acers and Fujitsu are very dependable and durable. How true is this? Do you know?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 05:54 PM   #4
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Vaio is REALLY durable - my friend is using a PII 200MHz 80MB RAM (initially 16...) and laptop doing great...
but than again - i have a feeling older hardware is more resistable (my P - 75MHz NEVER had a hw problem - it's 8 years old...) so i don't know if this post really helps...
 
  


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