[TriLUG] Seeking Free-Software-friendly laptop suggestions
rvestal at trilug.org
Mon Mar 8 15:32:46 EST 2004
I've successfully gotten Linux to install on Toshiba, Dell, IBM Thinkpad (my
favorite), Gateway, Panasonic, Sager. Check http://www.linux-laptop.net/ for
a good number of howtos
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike M" <linux-support at earthlink.net>
To: <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Seeking Free-Software-friendly laptop suggestions
> On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:28:26PM -0500, Matt Matthews wrote:
> > So, does anyone have suggestions?
> Because Toshiba's ill-trained out-sourced tech support blamed me
> for a broken main board I cannot recommend this company's product
> to anyone. Poor durability and poor customer support is a toxic
> mixture to be avoided.
> I eventually got the machine fixed under warranty using my own initiative
> and thanks to a local service representative.
> I have a Satellite A35-S159 that I use for dual booting Linux and XP.
> When the correction first comes, we tend to underreact. While we do not
> like the surprise, we tend to think of it as maybe a one-time thing.
> Things, we believe, will soon get back to normal. We do not scale back
> our expectations sufficiently. It apparently takes years for this to
> work itself out. - John Mauldin
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