[NBLUG/talk] Linux on Laptops
srj at adnd.com
Sat Apr 17 23:22:56 PDT 2004
Oh, and one more thing, to be under your $1000.00 budget, the 5100 only
cost me $949.00 about 6 months ago.
(I meant to say that in my last message, but forgot hehe)
On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:21:33PM -0700, Steve Johnson wrote:
> I don't know anything about the thinpads, but.. the 1100 series from
> dell from what I've seen have real crapy video cards (no memory, uses
> system memory for video). So I personaly would stay away from them.
> I have a Dell Inspiron 5100, and I love it, has a great video card in it
> (ATI Rage 7600 I think, 32megs) and I've run Knoppoix on it with out any
> problems, everything just worked. I allso seem to remember seeing a
> post from another nblug user who installed linux on his 5100.
> My 5100, is a 2.6Ghz P4 (Not Mobile, and not centrino) and has 256M of
> ram. (needs more IMHO) but it runs nice and fast. I do plan
> on putting Debian on it real soon now.
> On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 07:13:01PM -0700, Cynthia M. Tracy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm kicking around getting a laptop to dual boot Linux and Window$. 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).
> > TIA,
> > William
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