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Old 07-21-2005, 03:25 AM   #1
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Best (SMALL) laptops for linux?


I am going to be needing a laptop for school soon. I was wondering what machines has everyone noticed that work well with linux?

I'd like to run Ubuntu or Kubuntu (I prefer KDE but GNOME seems more stable (???))

I'd like to get a laptop with a 10 inch screen or SMALLER.

I've also been thinking that I want a transmeta precessor.

Something along the lines of s Fujitsu lifeook P series or a Sony (eh!) VAIO.

Help!

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Old 07-21-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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Well, if you're able to find a 10-inch laptop which you like the look of, and which has fairly good specs, then please post a link to it, and myself and other members will try to decide if it's any good or not. All laptops are compatible with Linux; ultimately, it's down to how much configuration they're gonna need after installation...

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Old 07-21-2005, 05:22 AM   #3
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Well that's what I meant. I went through HELL getting my desktop configured with ubuntu. HELL. and MANY hours.

I am thinking about this one (or something similar):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

They are in no way the bst looking laptops I've ever seen. Bu remember, I have a desktop. This will not be a desktop replacement, it will be what I carry to class and the library EVERYDAY.

What say you all?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:58 AM   #4
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Well, the first one (Fujitsu P1120) doesn't look too bad....I was wondering a bit about the modem, and sure enough, Google confirmed my fears.

Linux on a Fujitsu P1120
Linux on Fujitsu Laptop and Notebook Computers
Thread showing Ubuntu is meant to be good on P1120

Those three links pretty much sum it up: buy the P1120 before I get my hands on it! It looks like it has "potential", and if it isn't too hard to configure, then I guess you should go for it!

J_K9

P.S I haven't taken a look at the second one, but if you really want you can research it on Google.

P.P.S If you do buy it, make sure you enter it in the HCL!

P.P.P.S LOL it's so small that it doesn't even have a CD drive!

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Old 07-21-2005, 01:03 PM   #5
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Thank you So very much!

The 2nd one is basically exactly like the 1st but with a 10.1 inch screen and a DVD drive!
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:17 PM   #6
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Why not just get an iBook? It runs Unix which is close enough to Linux, plus you can install X and use all of the X programs... if I wanted a small Unix/Linux machine I would get the 12" iBook. PLus, you probably get an education discount through apple as well.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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HAHA!

One step ahead of you! I have too many ibooks and powerbooks on my watch list on ebay!

Still, a brand new ibook with a student discount is 950 dollars (the discount is only 50 dollars US)

My school sells them (we're talking about the 12 inch) for 750. and they throw in a free ipod mini.

A deal and a half any way you look at it except for my way. I dont want to spend more than 500 dollars. And in my eyes, Apple is worse than Micro$oft because not only do they charge an arm and a leg for their OS, but they also control the manufacturing of the machines that run their OS.

As for the free ipod Mini. I am an avid RIO user. I have 3 RIO MP3 players. One of which is a 5GB HD. I dont need the Ipod Mini.

It's really a matter of money, principle and stability. I dont want to pay more than 525 for the machine and shipping, I dont want to give a huge company such as apple, dell, or hp any more money, and I have tried macs at school and found them to be slow, problematic, and believe it or not, they freeze up alot.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Mepis have served me well in the 3 or so months that I've switched from windoze, I'd like to stick with them.

But yeah, the ibook is pretty sweet. and maybe if I had the money, I might consider it. I believe some distros of linux can be used on the G4.

Sorry for the bad spelling. English isnt my native language.

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