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Re: [vox] Laptop recommendation

When I thought I was going to buy a new laptop, I had settled on the HP 

After buying Dell exclusively for some years, I found that the HP had 
way more bang for the buck
(17" screen, faster HD and CPU) than the Dell.

Instead I beefed up my old Dell Inspiron 8500 with 2 GB of RAM, to make 
it last a couple more

As far as ease of installation, I installed Ubuntu Linux 7.04 on said 
8500 with no problems.  It even
configured the wireless card; no doubt using ndiswrapper, because Dell 
used a wireless card with a
very incompatible chipset at the time.  But everything worked fine on 
first reboot.


Bill Kendrick wrote:
> My current job spoiled me by providing a laptop.
> I'll soon be starting a new job, and decided a laptop would be nice to have.
> I'll be doing web application development, so horsepower and graphics
> capabilities are less important than ease-of-installation and -maintenance
> with Linux (I favor Kubuntu flavor of Ubuntu, these days).
> Where to start? :)  One issue w/ my last laptop was wireless support. :^P
> Thx,
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