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----- Original Message ----- From: "Anton Channing" <achanning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:06 PM Subject: [LUG] Linux Laptop
One of my brothers is looking to get himself a laptop, mainly for word processing, and so I suggested he get a linux one. He is interested.
Hi Anton, I bought the HP Compaq 3307EA from PC World ( http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0738351727.1106771498@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjadddjjmdghkcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&sku=191514&category_oid=-15257&fm=0&sm=1&tm=undefined ) Mandrake 10.0 installed sweet as a nut (dual-boot for the moment with Windows XP ). I know others on the list will have their own favourite distros, as is their right :) However for a newbie such as your brother I think MDK10 would be the fastest and easiest conversion to Linux. After he is converted you can slip Debian on while he's not looking *g* I don't have any PCMCIA cards myself to test that functionality, but the rest including USB (which played silly sods in XP) worked first time. £650 for an AthlonXP-M 3000+ (well the full spec is on the website :)). I personally don't think the price can be beaten for the specification *and* build quality and after sales support :) AFAIK it's only available until Jan 28th at this price though. I would say steer clear of Sony. Overpriced junk. Their so-called "technical support" are totally useless, and were borderline - no they *were* - insulting when I emailed them with a problem I had. Several times so it wasn't just one person having a bad day. Oh and a friend of mine spends most days reinstalling - or more accurately fixing - Packard Bell PCs other people bought at Christmas, all from PC World. Maybe a bad batch, but..... I'd steer clear of that brand too :) Anyway, I'm sure there are other opinions :) Kind regards, Julian -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.4 - Release Date: 25/01/2005 -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG Mail majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe list" in the message body to unsubscribe.