Where can I buy a linux-friendly laptop?

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Sun Nov 20 11:25:17 UTC 2005

Walter Dnes wrote:
>   I'm still at the "kicking-tires" stage, and probably won't buy until
> the new year.  I willing to buy a generic Taiwanese no-name laptop,
> versus a generic Taiwanese laptop with a Dell sticker and a Windows
> licence<g>.  http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/43550/ explains
> things.
>   http://www.sub500.com looks interesting, but the mention of a
> "Linspire-compatable 56K modem" is worrisome.  I'd like a real modem
> please.  Linux can handle a PCI modem without problems if you set one
> parameter when compiling the kernel.  I don't want to worry about
> whether or not a binary "winmodem" driver is available for whatever
> kernel of Gentoo I'm running.

You might try Angel Computers in Mississauga.  They sell notebooks with
Linux or no OS installed for less than the same system with Windows.


Also, as long as a "winmodem" is supported in one version of Linux, it
should be in all, though some distros might take a bit more work.
"Real" modems for notebooks are scarce.  My ThinkPad R31 has a winmodem
and it works fine in Linux.  ThinkPads, in general, work with with Linux.

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