Re: any brand recomendation for a linux laptop ?

From: Andrew Walrond (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 09:14:27 EST

Not the cheapest, but certainly one of the best is the IBM Thinkpad

I've got an A20p, A21p and A31p and have got all hardware on those
models working nicely; ACPI/Power management being the only problem
area, although I'm happy with my setup.

And if you want a good used a21p, let me know ;)

Andrew Walrond

jw schultz wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 11:00:45AM +0100, Nicolas Turro wrote:
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>>I am software engineer at a french research institute, in charge of the linux
>>support on about 600 computers. I am looking for laptops whith linux
>>support/certification. I couln't find any recent laptop model on your
>>certification page. Would you recomend me any brand of computer ?
>>We curently buy Compaq Evos laptops, but enabling linux on those laptops
>>is terrible :
>>- - power management seems to be ACPI only (which linux barely supports)
>>- - sound is hard or impossible to setup correctly.
>>Any help/advice would be apreciated.
> You will get almost as many different answers as responses
> to this question. Frankly, given the way things are i'm not
> sure it is safe to recommend any brand per se. For a given
> brand the hardware will be different in each model and may
> even differ between production runs of the same model.
> I've been happy with my Sony Vaio F160 but some people have
> reported problems with the F series. Most major brands have
> at least one model that has caused problems. Dell and
> Compaq are notorious and yet there are many people have
> gotten them to work.
> The best thing i can recommend is to go to
>, Read the HOWTOs, and
> finally find some models you like and check to see how
> others have fared with them.
> Alternatively you could buy a laptop with linux already
> installed. Unfortunately that is often more expensive than
> buying one with MS-flavor-of-the-month installed and
> reformatting.

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