Any recommendations for notebooks that work well with Linux?
Dear fellow users,
I'm now in the market for a portable computer and I'd like to
buy an inexpensive notebook (I've got a limited budget for
that). While a have considerable experience with running Linux
for desktop computers, I have never used a notebook for more
than a few minutes.
I was surfing the web looking for information about Notebooks
running Linux and reading the howto about notebooks (i.e.,
partly doing my homework), but they generally only give
abstract recommendations about what I should look for when
buying a notebook and I'd like more precise information like
which models work with Linux.
As I understand it, support for the little thingies is a bit
of a problem (I don't understand what I'm talking about here,
but the impression I get is that it is hard to get the PCMCIA
cards working), the modems are usually winmodems. I'd like to
So, my question is: what is the luck you people are having
with notebooks? Would you recommend me any machine? Should I
avoid any particular model? I'd basically want something not
very expensive as I don't need the fastest performance in the
I don't plan on using Windows on the machine -- the first
thing I will do is to wipe the HD and install Debian on it. So
it is very important the the hardware has got good support for
Linux. I don't have any problems if I need to recompile some
packages on my own.
Thank you very much for your much appreciated comments, Roger...
Rogerio Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/
Nectar homepage: http://www.linux.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/nectar/