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  1. #1
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    New user considering buying a notebook!

    I finally made the decision to buy a notebook and get rid of my old PIII.

    I am between Dell Inspiron 6000 and IBM Thinkpad Z60m.



    I would like to ask for your advice on what to choose between these 2 laptops so as to have the best performance and out of the box support for linux.

    I am planning on using ubuntu 5.10.

    Thanks in advance for any replies!!!

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    Sep 2005
    Tasmania, australia
    I would go for the Dell, but that's just me

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    if i were you i would do a few google searches and find which is best supported with linux
    some times lappy hardware can be sticky with linux

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    I would go for the IBM, it seems to be compatible with red hat linux.
    Here is the IMB Linux support page:
    you will find your Z60m notebook in the list, and you can see its linux comptibility review.

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    Just Joined! Apollo's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Newfoundland, Canada
    both my sisters have dell inspiron 6000 laptops. they run wXP tho, so i'm not sure what they would run like on a linux distro.

  7. #6
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    IBM's product can last longer period
    Proper Planing is a way of success

  8. #7
    By they aren't IBM anymore.

  9. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by gtmtnbiker98
    By they aren't IBM anymore.
    ya i didnt know that, but i was talking to this man that worked for ibm yesterday and he says alot of it was sold to a japanese (i think) company.

  10. #9
    IBM decent support for linux too
    All i want for christmas is a new liver....a second chance to get afflicted with Cirrhosis

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