[plug] [Semi-OT] Laptops

Max mn8_linux at westnet.com.au
Sun Feb 11 11:07:43 WST 2007

I will be in the market for a low to mid priced laptop in the near 
so this thread interests me also.

The first question for me will be: 
  Will linux install and run on it making it possible to use the laptops 
hardware features - in my case, can i run Mandriva or Kubuntu ? .......

I have no interest in having windows on the laptop.

I see from the message source that Shannon sent his email using a 
windows machine, but of course i could not tell if it was his laptop .
( User-Agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061207) )

I know a lot of people on this list use and make a living out of windows 
in one form or another, fair enough, i did once as well, but for 
someone like me (retired and seen the light) who now will have nothing 
to do with windows, i would not want to buy a laptop and find that i 
could not use some of the laptops features because proprietary windows 
hardware drivers are required or not catered for in a linux environment 
as such.

Maybe anyone who has a newish laptop with a flavor of linux installed 
could give some info..... ie:
 Make, Model, distro type, usability , etc....

like me, who has no experience with linux on laptops, 
we could get some direct benefit from this,
our other option is a long frustrating web trawl....with not always 
reliable info being found.

Regards Max.
Linux Counter Registered User #302050
Mandriva 2006 KDE 3.4 

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