Re: what laptop to buy - suggestion for Debian project developers
Russell L. Harris wrote:
An fairly-easy way to learn which chassis and which components work
with Debian is to seek out the web site of a builder who builds
Debian-compatible machines, and look over the detailed list of
components which he uses. So do a search on "debian laptop" and start
going down the list.
There is one problem, manufacturers make laptops (same model) with
different parts for different countries.
One example is HP same model have Intel WiFi for "normal" countries and
Broadcom for third world countries.
I think that you may have missed my point.
You can purchase, for example, a bare-bones Clevo chassis, and install
in that chassis an Intel wifi module or a Broadcom wifi module.
If you (rather than a builder such as Red Barn) are shopping for a wifi
module, then the matter of determining software compatibility is your
But what components would be different from one country to another,
except for wifi and perhaps ethernet?
Unless I am mistaken, HP/Compaq does not manufacture bare-bones chassis.
Instead, HP/Compaq purchases the chassis from one of the half-dozen
manufacturers (of whom I recall only the names Clevo and Asus), adds
components, and slaps on the HP logo.