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Re: best laptops for debian linux

Quoting Magnus von Koeller <magnus@vonkoeller.de>:
> well the one basic rule I've set up for my next purchase is this one: 
> Do NOT buy from Dell. Dell does not support Linux and actually does 
> everything to make it as difficult as possible to use. They mess with 
> the BIOS in non-standard ways so that not even the official Windows 
> drivers work anymore (only the drivers from Dell still work).
> So don't buy a Dell. If you're a Linux user, they don't care about 
> your nees as a customer. Your simply 'not supported'.

Just for the record, I just bought a Dell 5150 and am running a dual-boot with
XP Pro and Woody. I only have one major complaint: the Dell TrueMobile 1300
wireless card isn't supported in Linux, no way, no how (until someone reverse
engineers it).

As for support, I haven't tried. There's plenty of help in the Dell-hosted user
forums, though, and I'm sure there's more than a few linux-philes lurking around
in there.

Joel Konkle-Parker
Webmaster [Ballsome.com]

Phone     [662-518-1636]
E-mail    [jjk3@msstate.edu]

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