kevin kempter writes:
On Oct 27, 2008, at 4:50 PM, kevin kempter wrote:On Oct 27, 2008, at 3:52 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:kevin kempter writes:Hi All;I'm considering the purchase of a Dell 64bit laptop with an NVIDIA video card. - Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition X9100 3.06GHz, 1067MHZ, 6M L2 Cache Dual Core (224-3154)- 1GB NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M Mobile Precision M6400 Covet (320-7518)Anyone have any thoughts per Fedora 9/10 compatibility, potential issues, gotcha's, etc ?Rather than committing yourself to endlessly screwing around with Nvidia's non-free binary blobs, and all the headaches they bring, why don't you just get one of Dell's Linux-friendly laptops that come with Intel video cards that are supported by x.org right out of the box?http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/nseries_nb?s=bsd<Moved-Response>Because I'm a database consultant and I need a power-house machine. The one I'm looking at has 2 internal drives in a RAID config, and I can max out the memory at 16GigThe Dell box I'm looking at however is certified to work with Red Hat (RHEL 5).
If that's the case, and you do not care about 3D graphics, your original choice should be ok. However, those Linux laptops, once you max them out, will not differ much from your first choice. The only important thing for you is to get the correct wireless chipset.
You can use the spec sheets of the Linux laptops to get the recommended wireless hardware, and make sure that your laptop is outfitted with the same chipset.
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