Please recommend a machine
Evidently my last posting didn't make it to the list. I appologize if I end up double-posting.
I am looking to acquire a laptop. I will need a dual boot system because my university only supports MS software (don't get me started).
Here's my whishlist:
- AMD processor preferred.
- Touchpad preferred (I hate eraser-style mice)
- Active Matrix with 1024x768 or better resolution
- Room for a lot of RAM
- DVD (DVD/CD-RW combo?) (even if swappable)
- A big HD
- Obviously, Debian supported hw (sound, modem, etc.)
Any suggestions? I understand that this is a very open question.
If you find it easier to answer which machine(s) stay away from by all means, please do so.
Same for manufacturers; if I should avoid a particular one like the plage, please speak up. Also, if you know of one that's Linux-certified or even Linux-supportive, please make me (us all) aware.
Your information is more valuable than you initially think. Thank you very much in advance for your time and advice.