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Jul 20, 2005, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"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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