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Linux.com: Choosing Your Linux Laptop

Mar 07, 2000, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jessica Sheffield)

"The articles in the 'Portable World' series generated an enormous response from the community; so much, in fact, that I decided to write another series of articles based on reader suggestions. Today's piece covers 'tried and true' laptops sent in by our readers. You can also look in the hardware database for other suggestions. Clint also pointed me to http://www.laptopstore.com, where they list specs for Corel Linux on an IBM 600E, and adds, "IBM has already made deals with RHAT and also has developed a section, soon to be a division geared for total support for Linux and Linux based products." Brian mentions that thelinuxstore.com sells Linux laptops. There's also a company called TuxTops which debuted their preinstalled Linux laptops at LWCE New York."

"David, John, Ken, Gary, Seth, and Leigh all wrote in with raves about their Dell machines. David sent me a great link to his very informative site about Linux on his Dell laptop. Gary emailed me specs on his Dell Inspiron 7500: "This beautiful system was built with an Intel Celeron 466, 128MB RAM, 6GB HD, 15" active matrix screen, 8MB ATI Video, and the CD-ROM/Floppy Combo. I purchased separately a 3Com V.90 and 10-/100-BaseT Combo Card." Seth also sent in his specs: "I have an dell inspiron 7500 C433Lt... Celeron 433, 6GB disk 64MB ram, Xircom realport network + modem (RBEM56G-100), external ps2/USB logitech mouse, External Teles USB ISDN adapter, Cdrom onboard as well as floppy." Nice to see all this pretty hardware working under Linux."

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