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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
	avoid that.

	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 - rbrito@iname.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/
     Nectar homepage: http://www.linux.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/nectar/

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