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Re: Sony Vaio N505* vs Toshiba Portege 34*


I'm running Debian on an N505VE, and everything is going fine
so far. I did an ftp install because the cd's I had were for slink.
I did need to grab X 3.3.6 to get X working (the debian ftp gave
me 3.3.2 which doesn't really work). I bought a D-Link
modem/ethernet card which works great. I'm still working on
sound (actually I've only tried to configure it for potato once,
I haven't put that much effort in yet. It worked fine with slink.).
There are a bunch of good sites for help. I found www.914fan.net/vaio
the most helpful.

> I'm thinking of getting an ultra-light laptop -- probably either a Sony Vaio
> or a Toshiba Portege. Of course the primary requirement is Debian
> compatibility. :) Anyone have any comments, good or bad, about Debian on
> either of these models, or a comparison between the two, or a suggestion for
> other machines I should look at, or any other useful information?
> TIA.
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