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Re: Which Budget Laptop: Acer, HP, Fujitsu, Toshiba ??

__/ [Paul Rubin] on Wednesday 23 November 2005 17:45 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > Do you know anything about the Novatech Maverick range?
> Not me.
>> They also sell AMD laptops, units without an operating system (i.e.
>> without Microsoft OEM's) and I would definitely go for a small(er) company
>> that has plenty to prove and is thus ambitious. Customer support is not an
>> automated message and no marketting department is capable of generating so
>> much uninvited junk mail.
> Hmm, interesting.  Got a url for them?  Ideally, I'd like to find a
> Turion laptop that uses a documented video chip for which there's
> Linux support.

I believe that these 'open laptops' have been tested for Linux compatibility.
They are assumed to have a so-called Linux vocation, but different people
prefer different distributions.

__/ [MS] on Thursday 24 November 2005 15:22 \__

>> They seem to be in the UK (www.novatech.com) and price everything in
>> GBP.  Sadly, I'm nowhere near there.  Oh well.

I am aware of American brands that stock 'open laptops' as well. They are
easier to spot these days, but they often come with Lindows (Linspire AKA
"cheap Linux") and Red Hat; so it seems. If you go down this route, opt for
(Open)SuSE or Ubuntu:


> Yes, 'fraid so. Somewhere along the line this thread stopped being posted
> to uk.comp.sys.laptops as well as comp.sys.laptops.

This cross-posted item actually had me subscribe to comp.sys.laptops. I am
slowly subscribing to too many newsgroups. The anxiety...


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