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"Stackpole, Chris" 06-11-2008 01:35 PM

Laptop for College Bound Student?
 
I got an LC2100DC from Linux Certified* and I love it. It's small and
lightweight with good battery life but plenty powerful. The wireless
card also supports all kinds of encryptions which was a big thing on my
campus. The best part is that they support Linux completely which means
two things: 1) excellent Linux support from their team and 2) I have
installed many variations of Linux on the Laptop and the hardware is
recognized and works**. Their support is really good and the ability to
switch distro's for whatever reason is a huge benefit.

As far as their default installs they offer Fedora and Ubuntu. I asked
nicely and they sent me their installers for both. Or if you want to
install your own OS however you see fit, you can save 50$ and have them
just ship the hardware to you. Plus, you can buy the Laptop without the
Windows tax. :-)

I don't work for them or anything, I am just a big fan of their work for
me so far. :-D

Have fun!
~Stack~

* http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lc2100dc.html
** Sound card has had issues on Ubuntu but their Tech Support helped me
out in finding that it is a module that Ubuntu doesn't seem to load by
default so it was an easy fix. I was able to get the hardware (wireless,
hibernate, ect.) to work under Slackware, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and of
course (my favorite) Debian.


-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas H. George [mailto:lists@tomgeorge.info]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:59 AM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: OT: Laptop for College Bound Student?

The college is offering packages starting at $1,399 (Dell Latitude D630)

and $1,499 (Lenoveo ThinkPad T61) all with 2GB memory, 10/100/1000
Ethernet, Wireless, 1394 Port, Bluetooth, Vista 32Bit Business OS,
SmartCare/4in1 Media Card Reader and Microsoft Office 2007 Professional
pre-installed by certified technicians located on campus. Three year
warranty and 1GB Flash Drive thrown in.

Money is tight, of course. If I were the student and there is a
modest-priced laptop with Debian and OpenOffice I'd take it in a flash.

I'm not the student, I'm his 79 year old grandfather and I don't want
him to start off at a disadvantage. There are certainly many college
students and recent grads that subscribe to this list. I would value
your insights.

Tom


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