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Old 04-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Jim Davis
 
Default (semi-) rugged laptop running CentOS 5?

We're looking for a laptop to run in a 10,000', cold, occasionally wet
environment, and it needs to run CentOS 5. Perhaps something like the
Dell Latitude E6400 ATG? There's a reference to a minor trackball bug
for the 6400 under CentOS 5 (http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4192)
but otherwise it sounds like the x86_64 version should run on it.
Ideally the system would use a SSD too. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:53 PM
John R Pierce
 
Default (semi-) rugged laptop running CentOS 5?

Jim Davis wrote:
> We're looking for a laptop to run in a 10,000', cold, occasionally wet
> environment, and it needs to run CentOS 5. Perhaps something like the
> Dell Latitude E6400 ATG? There's a reference to a minor trackball bug
> for the 6400 under CentOS 5 (http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4192)
> but otherwise it sounds like the x86_64 version should run on it.
> Ideally the system would use a SSD too. Any suggestions?
>

panasonic toughbook, one of the serious ones with the ip65 rating, like
the 19 or the 30.




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Old 04-19-2010, 08:55 AM
john maclean
 
Default (semi-) rugged laptop running CentOS 5?

IBM Thinkpads are quite "strong" in th sense that they are very sturdy
and have titanium casing. Not rugged as such but I have travelled with
an X30 all over the place and it has been thrown into taxis, fallen
down stairs... still boots ;-)


On 15 April 2010 23:53, John R Pierce <pierce@hogranch.com> wrote:
> Jim Davis wrote:
>> We're looking for a laptop to run in a 10,000', cold, occasionally wet
>> environment, and it needs to run CentOS 5. *Perhaps something like the
>> Dell Latitude E6400 ATG? There's a reference to a minor trackball bug
>> for the 6400 under CentOS 5 (http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4192)
>> but otherwise it sounds like the x86_64 version should run on it.
>> Ideally the system would use a SSD too. *Any suggestions?
>>
>
> panasonic toughbook, one of the serious ones with the ip65 rating, like
> the 19 or the 30.
>
>
>
>
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:03 AM
John R Pierce
 
Default (semi-) rugged laptop running CentOS 5?

john maclean wrote:
> IBM Thinkpads are quite "strong" in th sense that they are very sturdy
> and have titanium casing. Not rugged as such but I have travelled with
> an X30 all over the place and it has been thrown into taxis, fallen
> down stairs... still boots ;-)
>

it was the wet part of '10000 feet, cold, and occasionally wet' that led
me to suggest the ip65 rated toughbooks


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