[NBLUG/talk] Ideal laptop for Linux?

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Dec 29 07:50:04 PST 2007

    i bought an IBM Thinkpad T 42 used and put
Fedora on it: worked great with the exception
of wi-fi (seems always the troublespot for Linux
on laptops). A friend helped me get the exactly
right version of the firmware for the wi-fi chipset
in the machine and voila: wi-fi works.
    so my learning lesson was to identify the wi-fi
chipset BEFORE buying (not after buying, which
i did, though i got lucky). The Intel wi-fi chipsets
seem well supported.

On Dec 28, 2007, at 11:44 PM, mendozae at sonoma.edu wrote:

> My wife and I and our 13 y/o daughter are ready for a sorely needed 
> laptop.
> Which is the best laptop for a Linux distro? For that matter, which is 
> the
> best distro for a laptop? And where can I best find such a laptop?
> Although I prefer to use a second hand laptop, I'm open to the idea of
> buying a brand new one.
> Thanks,
> Edward
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