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laptop recommendations, Phase II

Personally, if I were going to buy a laptop for linux, I'd buy from
one of the vendors that ships with linux pre-installed.  Atleast at
that point, you know all the hardware works with linux, or you clearly
know what doesnt.  Also, is your friend.


On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 08:03:25AM -0400, David Kramer wrote:
> I want to buy a fairly powerful laptop. Looking at Inspiron 9100 and HP 
> zx5000, but Thinkpads are *REAL NICE*. I think the best model for me is the 
> R51, because I don't care about weight, and I'm willing to give up some 
> processing power (over the Dell and the HP) for a nice screen and 
> built-like-an-SUV tough.
> I haven't found any info on the R51 and Linux though. All of the recent 
> Thinkpads seem to be very compatible (except maybe for suspend mode, but 
> that's a big problem with Linux on most laptops), and for the most part they 
> all use the same level of components, and Centrino is fully supported now. 
> I have very high hopes, but would love to hear from someone who has done it. 
> BTW, I expect to use a distro with 2.6 kernel, like SuSE 9.1 or Fedora Core 2 
> (if I start hearing better things about dual booting with Windows)
> Thanks in advance.
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