"Well, it was only a matter of time. You've installed Linux
on everything from your old 386 clunker to your great-aunt's PC,
and now you're bored and need a new challenge. Or you're sick of
being tethered to a desk when you use Linux. You yearn for penguin
portability. The time has come for Linux on your
"It's best not to be a trailblazer where your Linux laptop is
concerned. We recommend buying a laptop that's been on the shelves
for at least a few months. That way, developers will have had a
chance to catch up with the latest technology, and the other,
sturdier Linux kamikazes will have already struggled through the
troublesome early stages and reported their successes."
"Not surprisingly, the most important chip changes between
models tend to happen with the graphics controllers. They're
getting more and more powerful -- some even incorporate audio
functionality these days -- and that means that you need to give
the GUI guys time to cope. Some latest-and-greatest video chips
just don't cope well with the current set of X drivers. If all else
fails, try using a VESA 2.0 default driver, which should at least
get you a display, if not tremendous speed."
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