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Hi all... I'm having a really deep complicated question in my mind now. Currently i'm using this laptop: Travelmate 4021NWLCI - Pentium M 1.6Ghz 2Mb L2. - 1.5 Gb DDR2 ...
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    MacBook or others ?


    Hi all...

    I'm having a really deep complicated question in my mind now.

    Currently i'm using this laptop:
    Travelmate 4021NWLCI
    - Pentium M 1.6Ghz 2Mb L2.
    - 1.5 Gb DDR2
    - 60Gb HD
    - 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
    - 1280x800 TFT LCD
    - openSuSE 10.2 (with Beryl )

    I'm thinking to buy a new laptop, and highly interested with macbook (and partially with the osx , i'm thinking about dual-booting osx with openSuSE10.2)

    I will using this new laptop mainly for software development using java (j2ee), and partially for image editing.
    I need laptop with high performance (core 2 duo and 2GB RAM is a must).
    The budget is around $1000-$1500.

    My question is:
    - Does openSuSE10.2 run all macbook's hardware flawlessly?
    - Is there any laptop i should consider besides macbook (i really interested with macbook's design)
    - Is there also any laptop that *don't* have Windows pre-installed on it? (I don't use Windows).
    - Does anyone knows place i can buy macbook with cheaper price? (this one just a joke, i couldn't find one).

    Anyway, here's the macbook spec:
    - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz
    - 2GB DDR2
    - 100GB HD
    - Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory
    - 1280x800 Glossy LCD
    And it cost around $1530.

    Please give me any advice or your thought.
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuSEholic
    My question is:
    - Does openSuSE10.2 run all macbook's hardware flawlessly?
    I'm not sure, but these sites might help:

    http://modular.math.washington.edu/macbook/
    http://www.jasonparekh.com/?page_id=9
    http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive57-2006-3-282819.html

    - Does anyone knows place i can buy macbook with cheaper price? (this one just a joke, i couldn't find one).
    Have you considered a refurbished one off the Apple "Hot Deals" website? They're usually significantly cheaper.

    http://hotdeals.apple.com/

    On the subject of other laptops that might work for you, Michael Dell uses a Dell Precision M90 with Ubuntu, according to his corporate bio:

    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/g...us&l=en&s=corp
    Last edited by techieMoe; 04-19-2007 at 01:53 PM.
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    Thanks for the pointers, it gives me more choice to consider .

    For the apple's hotdeals, I couldn't find any refurbished macbook, they offer the PowerBook, but that's out of my budget. Anyway, I want to buy new laptop, not the refurbished one .

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