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NewsForge: Tips for Buying a Linux-Compatible Laptop

Jul 20, 2005, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)

"Though it served me faithfully for nearly five years, it was time to send my old Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop out to pasture. As much as I like buying new toys, I wasn't looking forward to shopping for a laptop--I thought I'd find something just adequate that would cost a ton of money. As it turned out, I spent less than I expected, and my new laptop system is as perfect as I need it to be. Here are a few things I learned about shopping for Linux-compatible laptops.

"If you're stuck with an old piece-of-junk laptop computer, the first thing you have to accept is that you need a new one. I was in denial about retiring my Inspiron because I paid a lot of money for it and had taken good care of it over the years..."

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