On 02/07/07, ollie at eillo.org <ollie at eillo.org> wrote:
> Im planning on buying a laptop. Spending about €1000 give or atke a bit. I dont particularly care which brand it, though id prefer to aviod DELL. It will need to dualboot windows and linux. Ill be running Arch Linux which leans toward the DIY side of things so id prefer one that has reasonably standard set of hardware thats not going to break my heart trying to get everything working.
Burn yourself a KNOPPIX or Gentoo LiveCD and take it to the store. Ask
permission to boot off the CD. Make sure all of the hardware works.
In the States, at least, salespeople are usually cooperative once you
make it clear that their only chance of getting a sale is to let you
check out the hardware your way. In Japan, things are harder, but
smaller hobby shops and even some of the big boys in Akihabara will
let you have at it.
Anyone tried this in Eire?
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