Text/Character displays on wide-screen laptops
I'm a programmer on Linux systems. All the work I do is on text/character displays, 25 lines by 80/132 characters. I do very little graphical work. Locally I log into a very old SCO Unix machine with a 15" tube CRT monitor, and then connect to client machines VIA VPN networks over a T1 line. I basically use this computer for connectivity.
I'm finally having to replace my computer, and want to replace it with a laptop running some version of Linux; probably Redhat desktop, as my clients run Redhat Enterprise.
I will still be using the laptop/Linux in text 25/80, and my concern is the display -- if on a laptop with a very wide display if the display will be stretched out to each side and bunched up vertically, or if the characters will be so big that I have to sit back 10' to see all of them! I have to use the system with the built in Linux text display drivers, and cannot (or won't) use some kind of graphical program that has a built in terminal emulator.
Does anybody use a Linux system on a wide-screen laptop with text displays? And can tell me how they appear, especially if you look at them 8 hours a day?