Re: any brand recomendation for a linux laptop ?

From: Jan-Benedict Glaw (
Date: Sat Jan 18 2003 - 17:59:18 EST

On Fri, 2003-01-17 21:32:01 +0200, Panu Matilainen <>
wrote in message <>:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 04:37:27PM +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2003-01-16 06:40:45 -0800, Larry McVoy <>
> > > wrote in message <>:
> > > > On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 02:14:27PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:

[Good laptop with or withour winmodem]

> There's a driver at
> It's worked quite well for me.. (with T21) The only real trouble with it
> is that it's largely binary only :(

Well, that starts being a KO criterium. I'd like to see a laptop like

        - one or two serial interfaces
        - modem
        - IrDA
        - TFT display, with a nice graphics chipset (I'd like to have
          ATI, but with a good, free driver, and it's own RAM, no UMA
        - Large HDD
        - Good akku, best with possibility to plug an external extra
          akku onto it
        - PC like keyboard layout (with the 6 keys above the cursur keys
          kept togeather, not as a row on the keyboard's right side or
          so...). I don't need those Windows(R) extra keys, neither do I
          need extra "email", "web" ot the like keys...
        - CPU (i386, ppc, ...) doesn't really matter, but of course I'd
          like to see Linux support:-)
        - network interface (100MBit/sec is okay, GBE is nice, too:-)
        - Floppy
        - CDROM, maybe DVD or CD-RW or sth like that, but that's IMHO
          not that important.
        - parport
        - VGA out (I personally don't need TV in/out)
        - USB? Well, I don't need it:-) I don't like it...
        - Firewire. Yeah:-)



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