From: Jennifer Alexander (jalex at domain pop.austin.outernet.com)
Date: Fri 10 Sep 1999 - 17:05:46 IST
I had a Dell Latitude dual-booting NT Wks and Linux. It worked quit well,
except for some power management issues in Linux. More specifically,
suspending the machine was kind of a problem and would hang the syste.
It's kind of a major problem if you think about it--trying to reconcile
the portability and mobility of a laptop with the stability and longevity
of Linux--but I left my job before I resolved the issue.
Also, there is a good resource for Linux laptop use information at:
If I remember correctly, it is a database of email addresses of people who
have experience with different models. I can't remember if there is other
info there, but there very well may be.
On Fri, 10 Sep 1999, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> I'm thinking of buying a laptop - does anyone have any suggestions as to
> what would be a good laptop to dualboot Windows 9x and Linux? I'm
> particularly looking at some of Dell's machines,
> Also, does anyone have any experience of installing FreeBSD on a laptop.
> Thomas Bridge Hostmaster/Sysadmin, Medianet Ireland.
> thomas.bridge at domain medianet.ie
> "The nerds have taken over from the pervs" - anonymous news admin on noting
> that comp.binaries.linux had overtaken all the porn groups as the most popular
> group of the week,
> Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
> http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug for (un)subscription information.
> List maintainer: listmaster at domain linux.ie
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