[OT] Laptops with Linux

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Apr 29 22:39:47 UTC 2004

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Henry Hartley wrote:

> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Terry Polzin [mailto:fox3ec208 at wideopenwest.com] 
> >> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:16 PM
> >> 
> >> On Thursday 29 April 2004 11:50, Henry Hartley wrote:
> >> > The big name brands don't seem to be much help.  Even IBM, with
> >> > all their Linux talk, puts Windows on all their ThinkPads, as
> >> > far as I can tell.  Of course, if I won't save anything, I might
> >> > as well just bite the bullet and get what I get.  It rankles,
> >> > that's all and I *SHOULD* be able to save something.
> >> 
> >> Take a look at http://linux-laptop.net  you will find there by
> >> manufacturer and model an index of web pages of those who have
> >> gone before you.
> >> 
> >> Personally, I'm running FC1 on a SONY PGG-FX210  10g HD 256mb
> >> RAM Only thing that doesn't work is the modem without software,
> >> but I get around that with a PCMCIA modem when I have to dial out.
> I'm sorry, I guess I didn't communicate my need clearly.  I'm not looking
> for information on which models work well with Linux (well, I am but that's
> something I know where to find).  What I want is retailers that sell
> notebooks without making you pay for any Microsoft software.  The few
> specialty type places that preload Linux don't really save you any money buy
> replacing Windows with Linux and that's what I'm looking to do, save some
> money.

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