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Prima Publishing has just put out a book by Bill Ball named LINUX FOR YOUR
LAPTOP. I have found it to be very helpful.
(1 = one, not little L; and don't forget the trailing / )
+ I am in the market for a new laptop on which I would like to dual boot
+ between NT 2000(try not to don't gasp) and Linux.
Win2k is MUCH better than NT could ever dream of. Dual booting is fairly
painless, too. There are sources on the 'net, or I can post more details.
+ My first question is which laptop manufacturers would you recommend.
I've had pretty good luck with Dell's (several Inspiron 3800's, an
Inspiron 5000 and an Inspiron 7500, but a friend has had _no_ luck
with his Inspiron 75K, go figure), but only so-so luck with Latitude
All-in-all, the things to look out for are: video card, network card,
sound card, modem. Most built-in modems are winmodems, and are useless
(except for the lucent winmodems, which have linux drivers).
+ My second question is what are your opinions about the internal
+ 10/100 NIC that comes with IBM's laptops.
It _probably_ is, but I can't access the spec sheets on X series machines,
so I can't say with any certainty.
You probably want to look at
+ Am I better off purchasing an external PCMCIA NIC(and if so which one)?
Maybe. I've got 3Com 3CCFE575CT-D cards that worked out-of-the-box with
a very up-to-date version of the PCMCIA software. I've also got a Psion
GoldCard 56K FaxModem card that seems to be recognized, tho I haven't
tested its functionality.
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>>Linux Portables Fans:
>>I am in the market for a new laptop on which I would like to dual boot
>>between NT 2000(try not to don't gasp) and Linux. My first question is
>>which laptop manufacturers would you recommend. It is my understanding
>>that IBM's laptops are well "supported" on Linux
>Prima Publishing has just put out a book by Bill Ball named LINUX FOR YOUR
>LAPTOP. I have found it to be very helpful.
thanks! had fun with that one, but of course my efforts are nothing
compared to those programmers who get Linux working on our laptops!
I'm the happy owner of an IBM Thinkpad a20p. I bought it as a platform to
experiment with multiple operating systems. I have installed (separately so
far) Windows 98, Windows 2000, Solaris 8 x86, Red Hat 7.0, and Turbo Linux.
I tried installing FreeBSD 4.1.1 but the partition code conflict made the
hard drive unusable.
Network-wise, I have used an eBay-bought 3Com 3c589 NIC under Windows and
Red Hat, but had no luck with Solaris. I bought the IBM mini-PCI NIC and it
works under all OS' previously mentioned, including Solaris! I highly
X-Server-wise, I will probably buy the commercial product by www.xig.com,
since I have zero skills in the Xfree86 configuration department. Yes, the
Xig server worked under Solaris too.
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> X-Server-wise, I will probably buy the commercial product by www.xig.com,
> since I have zero skills in the Xfree86 configuration department.
While the Xig server has some advantages over the XF86 one, you
shouldn't have any problem configuring it if you look at
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Hope this helps!
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