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LinuxWorld: Linux on laptops

Sep 02, 1999, 13:56 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"I've never really been a laptop kind of guy. It was a class thing, a money thing. Accountants and managers and salespeople carried them. Dweebs like me are chained by money (or lack thereof) and tradition to desktop devices, not so much by choice as by bang for the buck. Everything for laptops is more expensive."

"It's not that I, a certified member of the have-nots, haven't drooled when I've overheard the haves describing the butterfly keyboard on their new Thinkpads, or the pumped-up Pentium performance of their new Toshibas. It's just that, at most points in my life, I either couldn't afford one, or couldn't justify the added expense when I thought what the same bucks would buy for me on the desktop."

"But over the past six months, my perspective has begun to change. For one thing, a couple of guys started showing up at the Austin LUG meetings with laptops, usually showing off the latest Red Hat or SuSE install. And Linux looked cool on a laptop."

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