On Sun, 2013-10-20 at 09:11 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Lucas Nussbaum <email@example.com> writes: > > > C. Laptop for developer (expected cost: 1k-1.5k EUR?) > > ===================================================== > > I have no particular comment on the merits of this specific request, but > that cost jumped out at me. I don't know if systems are more expensive in > Euros, but a System76 laptop that's more than adequate for Debian > packaging (the Gazelle Professional, on which I'm writing this mail > message and on which I do a bunch of my development) is only 750 USD. You > could probably get the cost down further with some more effort, although > the System76 laptops are nice in that they'll work properly with Debian > without any significant mucking about. I've long used second-hand Thinkpads, bought at about 1 year old for £300-£400 (roughly same number of EUR) either from a friend or via eBay. Unless this developer is maintaining a monster package like chromium or libreoffice, such a second-hand machine should be fine for Debian development. And I would expect that to be within the budget of a 'first world middle-class student', though perhaps that covers a wider range of means than I think. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Tomorrow will be cancelled due to lack of interest.
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