Re: Please tell your success story
> Who has recently bought a laptop and was able to install LINUX?
I recently bought a laptop for my husband and he's very happy with it;
it came pre-loaded with RedHat but there's been no problem tossing Debian
on. I got it for his birthday :)
> Could you please tell me the exact type of your laptop + how you have solved
> I am particularly interested in laptops of the higher class:
> 6-15 GB HD
18 Gb :D :D :D but smaller drives were available.
> 64-128 MB RAM
> USB, serial, parallel
He hasn't tried serial, parallel yet but he put a USB wheelmouse on.
> DVD instead of CD
Yup - 6x even.
> 14" color
They offered that size but I got the 15.1" monitor for him.
> external wheel mouse possible
not sure he actually got the wheel itself working yet though - I have to
ESS maestro, no hitches so far.
> modem and/or Ethernet included
Has a Lucent winmodem but it came with a copy of the "binary driver" already
in the RH boot sequence. Jim ignores it. (Should work after a fashion, tho -
this is what a lot of the linmodems gang are applying themselves towards.)
They offer a very nice modem+10/100 Linksys card - the Etherfast with no
dongle and builtin lights.
Ok, since I didn't mention a brand yet, I'm just gonna note, I bought it on
employee discount from Tuxtops. You probably want to look at the whole
product line though, as you can get a DVD even on the "value" model if you
want. I'll tack in since I know it will matter to you, yes, we do ship
internationally. And just to nail the obvious Q before it becomes an FAQ:
"preloaded, cool, when ya gonna do Debian?"
... We're working on it! Our normal customers aren't already into Linux so
it has to be a nice polished job. You can join our announce list if you
want to hear about it when it rolls.
See http://www.tuxtops.com for all the specs and like that.
-* Heather Stern -*- firstname.lastname@example.org -*- speaking from home. *-