[clug] Re: Linux on Laptops

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Wed Sep 6 07:04:36 GMT 2006

Adrian Blake Wrote

/Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with installing and running 
Linux on any of these machines. They are at the lower end of the market.

My daughter wants to purchase one and she has been brought up on Linux 
for over 10 years. She is just a user, her only experience  with windoz 
has been at high school.

Her main applications will be Openoffice, gimp, e-mail, browsing & 
transferring music from CDs to her mp3 player.

Compaq v4407TU
toshiba satellite M50 M00
toshiba A100 HooNB

viewing http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ does not give precise 
information on these models but reading between the lines suggest that 
they will work. Before purchasing I hope to run a live Linux CD such as 
Ubuntu on each.

Any other suggestions are welcome./


Cant comment on items in your list but I have Ubuntu Dapper running well 
on an "El Cheapo" Acer Aspire 3000 (sub $900) including wireless 
networking.   I added  extra  512 meg of memory and the machine now is 
quite slick for office  applications.

Only problem encountered in setup was that wide screen resolution wasn't 
applied by default, but a simple tweak fixed the problem.

Hope this helps


Ian Bardsley

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