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Making Your Laptop Linux Friendly

Jul 13, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"I stood in line for the Wal-Mart Special $379 Compaq Presario V5000 CTO Notebook PC last year (Black Friday deal). It was a true bargain, you couldn't ask more for a laptop. It had Windows XP Media Center, 802.11b/g, CD burner plus DVD player. They are still selling on eBay for more than I paid. I haven't had any problems with it (nor anyone else in my family who have all bought one). The only upgrade I made was more RAM.

"I got a virus and I couldn't do much else than backup and reformat. No big deal... but I realized after I formatted it it did not come with a recovery CD (at least one I could find)..."

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