[Lugstuff] laptop recommendations

Turnquist, Scott (STURNQUI) STURNQUI at arinc.com
Tue Sep 23 09:18:22 EDT 2008

I have got to attend the next meeting (if work permits) - I have an old
Panasonic toughbook TF-25 that I want to put Linux on but I need help and a
full walk through from beginning to end to do it.  I have dabbled in Linux
on and off since the late 90's but never got my head fully wrapped around

Scott Turnquist 

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Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:14 AM
To: Norbert Zacharias
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Subject: Re: [Lugstuff] laptop recommendations

Oh also if you want even more options in how to have it setup with linux
already installed


On Sep 23, 2008, at 6:32 AM, Norbert Zacharias wrote:

> 080923
> 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
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