[sf-lug] laptop thoughts...

jim stockford jim at well.com
Wed Dec 12 07:44:12 PST 2007

I plan to buy from these guys when i get another laptop:


    they sell 12, 14...17 inch laptops with ubuntu on,
ready and working.

    i got a ThinkPad T-42 used and put Fedora on it:
worked great except for wifi, which eventually worked
after getting the exact right firmware file installed.

On Dec 11, 2007, at 11:02 PM, Mark G Sobell wrote:

> Hi All --
> I am looking for a laptop, probably to run Ubuntu, maybe Fedora. I  
> have a
> couple of requirements:
> It must have enough power and be able to hold enough RAM (4GB?) to  
> support up
> to three virtual systems running under Xen or VMware.
> I would like a 17 inch screen so my eyeballs do not bug out after a  
> day of
> editing/composing pages/spreads of text. For the same reason I would  
> like a
> fairly high rez screen (1920x1200?).
> The  ASUS G2S-B2 caught my eye. It is more than I wanted to spend, but  
> my
> requirements may leave me no options. Anyone have experience with this  
> one?
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220255
> http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx? 
> l1=5&l2=133&l3=491&l4=0&model=1675&modelmenu=2
> Other than that I am pretty open. I would welcome suggestions and any
> experience you have with this type of laptop.
> Thanks,
>              Mark
> -- 
> 		Mark
> 		mark at sobell.com
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