From: Robert Sweetnam (sweetr at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Sun 12 Sep 1999 - 11:33:53 IST
Its a bit like the old days when no one got fired for buying IBM, now no one
gets fired for buying Dell. I have a latitude CPi and have no complaints
with it. I also have an elderly Compaq LTE5300 which I have had on it at
various stages SuSE 6.0 and FreeBSD 3.1 although I did have problems getting
the PCMCIA stuff working, but that entirely my own fault not the laptops.
AFAIK the Dells, if you specifiy it come with a 3Com Megahertz PCMCIA Lan
card (3C575) and a PSION Gold Card 56k modem. Havent tried Linux on it yet
though cause my boss would have a seizure.
From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: 11 September 1999 19:10
To: Fintan O'Dowd
Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Linux laptops
On Sat, 11 Sep 1999, Fintan O'Dowd wrote:
Dell Latitudes are the best Laptops i find.
i quite like the Compaq presario range,
uhmm.... Presario's are too expensive imo. And they all use
winmodems. Armada 6500 is very nice. Very thin, integrated Xircom
ethernet+modem which works fine with linux, based on the former DEC
Hinote Ultra 2000 so no engineering funnyiness. Very hard to find
though. (and expensive).
but if was to get a money no problem
laptop it would be the best Latitude available.
Viao's are nice too. modem supposedly works with Linux, and the Viao
Picturebook has a camera which apparently works with linux and *3*
mouse buttons! Cheap too.
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