From: Brendan Halpin (brendan.halpin at domain ul.ie)
Date: Wed 13 Jun 2001 - 17:26:09 IST
Niall O Broin <niall at domain linux.ie> writes:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 01:38:35PM +0100, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> > Strictly speaking this is a bit off topic, so apologies but I _am_ going to
> > run Linux on it...
Thanks for the tips, Ruairi too.
> Mightn't hurt
> to ask your Dell sales droid if it's possible to specify that you want the
> Intel/Lucent NIC/modem but when they ask why and you answer they'll simply
> say that Linux is not supported on that model.
I brought it up, and he only had info about the manufacturers
(Sony, Toshiba, NEC) rather than chipsets, but he also said that in
his experience people didn't have problems using it with Linux ("or
they'd have gotten back to me"...).
> Did I say in my previous rantings to be sure that you get the upgrade to 3
> year warranty - there's choice of next day or 5 day, but you don't want to
> be having to pay for repairs to a notebook in 18 months time. Pay for the
> extra warranty, and then you won't have any problems :-)
I've taken this advice, which means I can't afford the DVD or extra
FWIW I had a good look at Gateway too, but most of their upgrades
are substantially more expensive, so their final price is far less
competitive than their base price.
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