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Re: debian support and laptops

On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 08:50:48 -0500, Celejar wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:05:09 +1100
> Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Following is a list of laptops. I've narrowed it down to 3 and am
>> considering buying one and running debian on it. How good is debian
>> support on these machines? What is good, what is worth avoiding? I will
>> be doing:
>> programming, typing, msn, irc, web, email, music, virtual machines etc.
>> Here is the list:
>> 1. Acer travel mate 6293 AU$1799
>> 2. hp Compaq 6530S  AU$1279
>> 3. hp Compaq 610  AU$999
> It's really impossible for us to assess Debian compatibility in any
> detail from just the companies' model names.  Detailed HW specs are
> essential.

Yes, but it should be nice to have something like that :-)

BTW, I have found 2 interesting pages:



OTOH, there is also "Smolt" project but I really don't like how it works:


But the fact is having a HCL list will be really nice so the users can 
get an idea about the hardware they intend to buy.



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