[sf-lug] new computer

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Tue Nov 13 08:17:25 PST 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 23:44 +0900, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> > If you don't really need "hefty", just get a Dell on the cheap:
> > http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&kc=6V440&l=en&oc=DDCWDAL&s=dhs
> If you follow this link, you will:
> * Smile at the idea that a big American company will sell you a computer 
> with Ubuntu pre-installed
> * be sure to get components that work with Linux
> * get a warranty on the whole machine in addition to on its components 
> (useful if something breaks and you don't know which part broke but you do 
> want it fixed right away)

I actually just bought a laptop from them, as on a recent trip to Boston
it became clear to me that the size and weight of my current laptop were
way too much, and the broadcom wireless chip couldn't seem to handle
wireless in the case of multiple APs for the same ESSID (which always
seems to be the case at conferences).

Should be getting it in two weeks or so. I'll post to the list any
particularly notable experiences...

Cheers, Tom


Tom Haddon
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