[NBLUG/talk] Linux on Laptops
Cynthia M. Tracy
jgarden2000 at juno.com
Sat Apr 17 19:13:01 PDT 2004
I'm kicking around getting a laptop to dual boot Linux and Window$. I'm
looking at the IBM thinkpads, which I've heard are great with Linux, and
the Dell Inspirion 1150. I'm curious if anyone has tried Linux on the
Inspirion 1150... Linux on Laptops only has info on the 1100. Anybody
know if there's any major differences?
While I'm at it, are there other brands I should be looking at? I'm
willing to fiddle with a machine to get Linux to work on it, but I want
to know before I buy it that I will eventually get everything to work.
Also, how much memory will I need to comfortably run the latest version
of KDE? How about for playing DVD movies (either under Windoze or Linux)?
(I don't expect to do a lot of that, but if I get a DVD drive in it
someone in the family will probably want to "borrow" it...)
If anyone wants details, I primarily want to do programming, Internet and
maybe play arcade games (yay frozen-bubble!) on the machine. I'm aiming
for at least 1GHz, under $1000, with an internal modem, NIC, and CD-RW
(DVD is optional).
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