Re: Friendliest Laptop??
> Heather wrote:
> > Improve the criteria please, do you mean "current models I can buy with
> > a manufacturer's warranty" ? Also what sort of "friendly" features are
> > you looking for?
> Sorry I was a bit fuzzy on that one. A new one. PIII-800 Mhz or around
> there. Right now it's a standoff between Dell and Toshiba...
That's vendors, not features, but it should be really easy to find something
with a fast CPU.
> > LAPTOP Magazine, lists in its charts at the back a number of vendors
> > including a column showing their sound chip and video chip. These might
> > not be at the level of detail we'd really enjoy but if you've been keeping
> > up one which chipsets are a pain, it could keep you out of trouble.
> Cool I'll check this out.
Yes, I found it useful for telling me which systems don't even have IR on
> > Also, some vendors actaully preload with Linux - while admittedly these
> > are usually RedHat, you can look at the configs, copy off any modules
> > or services that support proprietary annoyances, and then use them in
> > your debian kit. Or be an RH/Debian dual boot :D
> Any vendor in particular (I'm in Canada)
Vendors right off the top of my head: Ascentia (sp?), Imperial, Kachinatech
(but the model they sell is far slower than you want), Dell if you twist their
arm, ARM Computer. I'm sure there are a few more, maybe I'll bother to
look at the hardware howto and narrow it down sometime.
It looks like the site http://www.linuxareus.com/preloadedlinux.htm is
maintained by a Canadian. Lots more stuff there than I have time to
look into at the moment (though I bookmarked it). Good luck.
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...