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    David A Guest

    Laptop recommendation

    I'm considering getting fedora but I want to download onto a laptop.
    Does anyone have a rec. where to go and what may work better for Linux. Looking for something between $300-500.
    Thank you
    Dave

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    Walmart sells Linux preloaded on a (new) laptop for $500. You can frequently find refurbs from various vendors in this price range too.

    Before buying any laptop, check Linux On Laptops for compatibility and installation information.

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    I bought a refurb IBM T-21 (850Mhz PIII) and stuffed 512MB RAM, a CDRW, and a wireless card into it for around 500 bucks. It's currently running FC3 nicely. Check EBay for some resellers as well.

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    I recently bought a high end dell i9200 and FC3 rocks. Of course I took the laptop out booted winxp pro, played with it for 30 minutes, then dumped all the partitions on the drive, replacing it with 6 for fc3. Most everything was picked up without a thought (only exclussion was the wireless network adapter).

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    harryc I feel bad for you because I purchased a brand new compaq pressario AMD Athlon 2800+ M 256ram + 512 I added for $699 dvd/cd-burner combo and works great with fc3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imdeemvp
    harryc I feel bad for you because I purchased a brand new compaq pressario AMD Athlon 2800+ M 256ram + 512 I added for $699 dvd/cd-burner combo and works great with fc3.
    Not an issue, but thanks for the sentiment. If I had 700 bucks at the time I would have gone there too.

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