Re: Which laptop!!!
On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, I?aki Mart?nez wrote:
> I want to buy a laptop and i do not know which......
> What i want to do (with Debian):
> * Read emails with mutt
> * Program C and/or C++ applications with SDL
> If possible using anjuta if not any text editor
> * Test SDL applications (with or whithout X)
> using SVGAlib or Framebuffer or any else.
> Requirements (in order of importance):
> * Weight (as less as possible)
> * RAM 256 (128 Minimum)
> * Video if posible **NOT** SHARED memory
> * Linux well supported, PCMCIA, NET, so on.
> * I can buy in Europe if possible in Spain
> I have seen this models...
> Sony Vaio PictureBook
> Fujitsu P2000 Series
> Asus M2000 Series
> and several others....
> Thanks in advancd.....
The ONLY brand I can recommend for Debian (and in general) is IBM!
They provide good support for Open Source projects (Linux Kernel!) --
this must be honored, and Linux simply runs on every IBM Laptop I have
seen so far without any pain.
However, I spent a couple of days already just installing fucked up
Dells and Compaqs... I do not know of any real support by them for
the Open Source development! (Maybe they provide servers, but common,
this is just a gadget. Real support is development-man-power)
However, it's up to you!
PS: And it's like everywhere: You get what you pay!
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