Re: Which Desktop replacement.
> Here's a vote in favor of IBM Thinkpads over Dell machines. Not to start a
> flame war, but I've had a Dell Inspiron 5000 and 8100 and currently a
> Thinkpad A30p. The engineering and build quality of the IBM machine is far
> better than the Dells. It also seems to have less of the hardware/BIOS
> "quirks" that laptops are famous for. Featurewise, they are similar. The
> Dells are cheaper, the IBMs are more solid. Good luck.
No flames from me. That pretty much sums it up - price vs. quality. Not a
big difference either way, but Dell IS renowned for bad BIOSes. What's the
status of IBM support for Linux in the retail market, these days? Dell
certainly won't give you any, so if you don't feel up to doing it yourself
(not hard) Dell isn't the way to go.
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