[TriLUG] Suggestions wanted for Linux laptop
william at trilug.org
Thu Dec 8 14:23:42 EST 2011
Apple's are nice hardware, and OSX has some niceties that I like. That
said, I personally wouldn't spend the money on an Apple just to put Linux
If the existing laptop works, and he still wants to use it, I'd say just
replace the hard drive... it's probably the cheapest thing to do, and his
existing Linux build will Just Work (TM).
On the other hand, I have to second what Randy says about Dells. I've
known too many people and/or been involved with too many situations where
Dells crapped out due to hardware issues. If I was going with an PC
laptop (not Apple), I'd get a Sony or a Thinkpad.
On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Randy Barlow wrote:
> Apple computers are also nice for Linux support, and they are priced
> similarly to some of the more expensive Thinkpads. I think OSX is a cool
> OS too, if you are into that sort of thing. I don't own a personal
> laptop (I have a Dell for work, and I would strongly recommend against
> them. They use the cheapest parts possible) but if I were buying one,
> I'd probably go for a Thinkpad or a MacBook Pro.
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