Linux on a Laptop

John Abreau jabr at
Fri Feb 11 19:35:01 EST 2000

On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Paul Courchene wrote:

> A Friend asked me about running Linux on a Laptop (?)
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a current Make and Model
> that they feel is particularly successful ?
> Looking for "low to middle market" Laptop to run Linux?

You can check the Linux on Laptops page for details of how many laptops
handle linux:

I personally like the Sony Vaio C1X, which works very well with Linux.
It's very lightweight and has a small footprint; I can carry it around all
day without noticing the weight. The screen is 1024x480; the system is a
Pentium MMX 266 with 64mb memory and a 4gb hard drive. It's listed at
CompUSA for $1800. To install Linux on it:

If you're looking for something cheaper, I found a bunch of used laptops a
while back for a coworker:

Used Laptops (searched for "used laptops sale")

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix 
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