[clug] Linux Laptop

Duncan Bolt duncan.bolt at anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 8 00:21:47 GMT 2005


One of our academics wants to buy a laptop (he wants to put the order  
in today or tomorrow)

He is after speed as he will be doing some number crunching on it.  
Battery Life is not a critical factor, it will be mainly used on mains.

He will be travelling, so does not want it too large or for the  
screen to be too small, so 14" or 15" is about the right size.

He needs it to be able to connect to things so wireless, and ethernet  

So any ideas on brands or distributions that will be easy for him to  
use and maintain. He is an experienced Unix user, but not an  

He is currently looking at Toshibas.


Duncan Bolt
IT Officer
Research School of Earth Sciences
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Phone: + 61 2 6125 3249
Mobile: + 0404014827
Fax: + 61 2 6125 0738

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