[Lugstuff] laptop recommendations

Norbert Zacharias nz at usno.navy.mil
Tue Sep 23 06:32:46 EDT 2008


Hi all,

I soon need to buy a new Linux laptop and would like to get some
recommendation.  My old one is an HP which came with Suse 9.
I definitely don't want to pay fees to Microsoft and then wipe
the disk clean before installing a new OS.  A few month back I
was looking into Dell systems but could not figure out how to
get to the "linux only" site.  What companies do offer pre-installed
Linux at this time?

The system would need to have a screen resolution of at least
1400x1050, better something like 1600x1200, 15in or 17in.
DVD burn capabilities, cable ethernet, and if still around, build-in
modem connection.

I would like an ID card scanner included.  Eventually this will
run on RHE 5, but my company takes care of that.

Any suggestions?


Norbert Zacharias, Ph.D.
Chief of Cataloging Division
Astrometry Department
US Naval Observatory     voice: 202 762 1423
3450 Mass. Ave. NW         fax: 202 762 1516
Washington, DC 20392    e-mail: nz at usno.navy.mil

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