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Re: Laptop recomendation?

not sure who started the thread so I will just reply to the list

I use a Toshiba Satellite 6100 Pro and everything works except the
built-in SD card (which may very well work but I have never taken the
time to try to get it to work cause I have one of those usb all-in-one
card readers).  Dont want to start a os war, but I use only gentoo
(stage 1) on it and before that I had used redhat 8 and 9.

Hardware specific information is here:
CPU : Pentium 4 Mobile, 1.7 GHZ 
Cache : 12k Level1, 512k Level2 
Memory : 1024 MB PC2100, expandable to 1 GB 
HDD : 60 GB UDMA ATA/100 drive
CD-ROM : Combo CD-R/DVD 
PCMCIA : CardBus 32bit dual slot 
USB : USBv1-compliant bus, dual external port 
APM : ACPIv1-compliant BIOS 
Network : Intel Pro 10/100, Wi-Fi 802.11b-DS Orrinco 
Sound : Yamaha YMF753 16bit Stereo 
Video : NVidia GeForce4 Go (32MB), UXGA TFT 1600x1200 
Modem : 56k V.90 Data/Fax 
Misc USB and PCMCIA devices that I use, including Firewire Cards, Card
Readers, Printers, Etc including a Kanguru Firewire DVD-R/RW

On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 22:00, Curt Howland wrote:
> For my .02 FRN, 
> I am right now using a Sony PCG-GRT170. It's a wonderful machine, but 
> it suffers from all the "unique" aspects of a Sony Vaio machine. 
> Almost none of the special keys work, hardware volume control, stuff 
> like that. It all worked under WinXP, which it came with, of course.
> But it has a 15" nVidia AGP driven screen, DVD/CD writer, great sound, 
> etc etc etc. I like it, but I had to fiddle with it to get all the 
> primary hardware working.
> http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ is a good reference, you can look up 
> a model you like and see what other people have done to get theirs 
> working. Don't forget to contribute your own experiences.
> http://www.linuxcertified.com/ Linux Certified and
> http://www.emperorlinux.com/ Emporer Linux 
> sell laptops with Linux pre-installed, including Debian. It sort of 
> takes the fun out of it, but it takes out the stress too.
> I will echo what others have said about the IBM laptops. They are 
> indeed built like tanks. I never got a taste for the red-eraser 
> joystick, however, so I didn't buy one.
> Also, I liked the challenge of the Sony Vaio. I know it's sick of me, 
> still I like to know that I'm running nasty cutting-edge stuff 
> sometimes. I'm also thinking about home-building a dual-Athalon 
> server for no good reason, just to play with SMP.
> Curt-
> -- 
> September 11th, 2001
> The proudest day for gun control and central 
> planning advocates in American history

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