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Re: best laptops for debian linux

Damien Solley wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 18:12, Jon wrote:
>> I'm looking to buy a laptop that can easily be set up to run debian
>> linux.  I do not need a high end graphics card, nor is there a real
>> need for a big screen.   Being light weight is not a primary factor,
>> whereas rugged reliability would be.  Can anyone suggest particular
>> brands and models that fit this description?  Top priority is that
>> debian linux can be easily installed on the machine, while the other
>> requirements are less important.
>> Many thanks.
> I wonder how well IBM is supporting linux on their new Thinkpad models?
> With their strong show of support in many areas, perhaps they would be a
> possibility? 

Well their support for Thinkpad R31 models sucks. The APM-bios is broken,
the ACPI is broken and does not work without heavy hacking. There is no
documentation available fot the S Video out. Support questions about Linux
are answered with a stereotypical "Not supported OS".

Also you have to buy MS Windows! The hardware itself is very nice and works
fine after some fiddling.

Moritz Moeller-Herrmann mmh@gmx.net wiss. Mitarbeiter, IMGB
        La loi, dans un grand souci d'égalité, interdit aux riches comme aux
        pauvres de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans les rues et de voler
        du pain. 

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