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    Acer or Toshiba ?


    HI

    After a long and tiring research for buying a laptop just for programming and

    running linux on it , I still feeling that to chose a laptop is a hard work that's

    why I want your suggestions, I know that Toshiba made the best laptop (IBM

    too but their laptop are too expensive).

    Maybe Acer more cheaper for the same features but of course they are

    not good like Toshiba .

    features needed:

    +pentium M (1.6 Ghz) or an AMD64
    +512 of RAM
    +wifi (we have a free wifi access in our university )

    I know that some guys will say " it depend on your money" that's ok ,but I

    want to know the right choise money is not a problem if it is necessary I'll

    wait for a few month to get it.

    Thank you !
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    all depends on the model i guess

    acer laptops that have linux installed:
    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/acer.html

    toshiba laptops that have linux installed:
    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/toshiba.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    all depends on the model i guess

    acer laptops that have linux installed:
    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/acer.html

    toshiba laptops that have linux installed:
    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/toshiba.html
    Maybe I'll need Windows in my study (I hate it ,but what can I do)
    \"hackers build, crackers break them \"

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    they mean, that the laptop CAN run linux, i dont know of many that come with it pre-installed

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    neither of those two come with linux preinstalled so needless to say you will paying the windows tax by buying one however if you buy one make sure you settle with a distro that will beable to handle your components. also if you buy a used one you can install linux and most of the time the computer will have been wiped clean, of an OS, before transfer to you. there are acouple of fringe laptop makers that sell with linux preinstalled but they are expensive.

    a list of computer retailers that sell preloaded linux notebooks
    http://tuxmobil.org/reseller.html
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    I think that the overall physical construction of a laptop is worth considering, too. Laptops take much more of a beating than desktops, so if it's not built for that it might not last.

    Just two more cents added to the equation...

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    dont go acer. nothing but slowness and crappyiness. and they have exotic hardware. although, the most trying i did with linux was to boot from the knoppix cd.

    toshiba all the way (i own a compaq btw, but thats not the point even if it is sic and cool and all the rest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    dont go acer. nothing but slowness and crappyiness. and they have exotic hardware. although, the most trying i did with linux was to boot from the knoppix cd.

    toshiba all the way (i own a compaq btw, but thats not the point even if it is sic and cool and all the rest)

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    You mean Toshiba is the best ,I agree with you but I should chose one

    that can running Linux.

    I still non convinced by the Acer laptop ,because I hear bad things about

    them in my university espacially about cooling processor .
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    toshiba has a good track record everything i have heard about acer has been bad, i would agree with weedman there. it sucks though that you would have to buy a notebook preinstalled with windows. especially if you plan to turn around and install linux.

    i also like the dell's. i have a sony which has held up over time as well. both run linux. the dell i bought used. the sony i bought and it came with windows 98 back before i used linux. i have slackware on it and enjoy it better now then when i had windows on it.
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    Yes but I've to chose one with nvida graphic card or maybe Intel ,I've heared that's ATI video card cannot detected by linux (it made some problem at least)
    Do you have an idea ?
    Thank you .
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