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Re: [vox-tech] Anyone have experience with Windows XP & Linux on a Lapto
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Re: [vox-tech] Anyone have experience with Windows XP & Linux on a Laptop?

B4 u buy, check to see if others have had problems with your model laptop:


Grab IRQ information and vendors for things like ethernet cards and model
numbers from windows if you have it.

Winmodem are a notorious problem - especially with laptops.

Grpahics card support is getting better in XFree86 v4, but can still be an
issue (especially for 3d support) again, check the linux laptops page.

I have and like My Dell laptop, and my older IBM ThinkPad. The ThinkPad
(eventually) had everything supported. (No built-in modem, and this was a
6 year old paperweight.) My Newer Dell is a big brick-like thing, but the
only thing not supported in Linux is the WinModem. (Tis ok since I have a
3com combo ethernet and modem in one.)

If you want to buy PCMCIA cards, check to see if the card is supported:
(Check the file supported cards (if strill there) to see what is supported.)

There are many more thoughts and suggestions on laptops and linux. The
above covers many ideas I would have "off the top."

Mark K. Kim said:
> I installed, with permission, Linux on the company laptop (which I'm
> using now) that already had Windows XP installed; it's a dual-boot.
> It's an HP Pavilion XF255 we purchased from Costco.  Works great!
> I used a partitioning software to partition NTFS, then installed
> Mandrake 8.2.  I think everything got autodetected nicely, though due to
> various work needs I'm using mostly the Windows side.
> As a sidenote, installing Putty, Cygwin, and DJGPP sweetened up the XP
> really nicely.  And I got around the lack of the start.exe program by
> aliasing `start` to `cmd /c start`.  Very nice.
> -Mark
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Larry Ozeran wrote:
>> Hi all --
>> I want to create a demonstration system for speech recognition
>> (dictation) and open source medical office software. I need Dragon
>> Dictate, which requires Windows 2000 or XP, more than 256 MB RAM, and
>> at least 800 Mhz CPU. (ViaVoice for Linux is simply inadequate.) What
>> I have read recently suggests Linux and XP can coexist peacefully.
>> However, I seem to recall hearing that there can be problems dual
>> booting with Windows XP, e.g. XP must be installed first. Does anyone
>> know of any gotchas to be aware of when deciding which laptop to buy?
>> Thanks.
>> -- Larry
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