[clug] Advice about buying a new laptop
paulway at mabula.net
Tue Sep 22 10:22:53 UTC 2015
On 22/09/15 12:23, Bryan Kilgallin wrote:
>> I am looking at a sub $800 lap top computer to use for university studies.
> That will not help you with pen-and-paper exams.
Bryan, you might think you're being helpful there but you're coming across as
I'm sure people would not expect that owning a laptop would improve writing.
I'd generally say that if you're not actually contributing to the discussion
of buying a laptop, then comments about studying and academic performance are
tangential at best.
My experience of Charity Computers back when I donated some gear to it many
years ago was that they had fairly basic computers. They then shipped Windows
95 (in about 2005) and MS Works on it. When I asked why, they said that that
would be what people could afford and would give them what they needed. I
pointed out that MS Works was incompatible with everything, and OpenOffice
(which was compatible with MS Office) was free. I don't know if they ever
took up that idea.
Lenovo laptops have a good history of working well with Linux. You can also
buy them second hand for reasonable amounts of money.
Hope this helps,
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