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Re: need laptop advice



On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 16:43:19 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:

> Mike - EMAIL IGNORED writes:
> 
>> I need a laptop with these capabilities:
>> 
>> 1. Duel boot, (win2k or winXp) and FC.
>> 2. VPN for both operating systems.
>> 3. Wireless net access.
>> 4. 1+ gig ram
>> 5  external mouse option
>> 
>> I have extensive experience with desktops,
>> but little with laptops.  I will do all
>> software installation.
>> 
>> Advice would be much appreciated.
> 
> Googling "linux laptops" will get you many vendors that will preload Linux.  
> Most of them will preconfigure an XP dual boot, upon request.
> 
> But you might be too late.  I'm not sure if it's possible to even get an XP 
> install, these days.  Most vendors are probably being forced to sell Vista 
> licenses, by now.
> 
> I hope you realize that you have zero chances of getting a Windows/Linux 
> dualboot from a big namebrand vendor, such as Dell, or HP.  That's just not 
> going to happen.  There's a slight chance that some of them might offer an 
> expensive business-grade laptop with Red Hat Enterprise as an option, but 
> that's about it.  Your only option is smaller independent VARs; expect 
> slightly higher prices.

My question really concerns hardware.  I'll take care of
the installations.  More particularly, are there any hardware
features I should look for?  Is there anything to avoid?  I
can have one custom-built for a good price.  How should I
specify?

Thanks for your help.

Mike.





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