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New notebook for my wife

Today is was looking for a new laptop for my wife, the old one is not working to good any more. She use it for reading mails, browsing the web and to store our photos.

I was looking for one that could fullfil the following:

  • Should work out of the box in Fedora 9 (gfx,wireless etc)
  • No M$ Taxes, dont want to pay for something i dont use.
  • No close source drivers needed.
  • Looking good, a nice girl need a good looking laptop.
  • not to big and heavy, so no 19″ widescreen 🙂

I found this one

It almost only intel parts and they are well supported out of the box in Fedora, it is tested on Linux and can be bought without any OS and it looks good and is made in Denmark.

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  1. Jon Pritchard
    September 6, 2008 at 00:15

    I’d usually recommend a Thinkpad with integrated graphics but this is pricey and Lenovo don’t have a good reputation with reimbursing people for the copy of Windows they don’t want.

    I’d say your best bet is the Ubuntu equipped Dell laptops that have your choice of exterior colour.

  2. foo
    September 6, 2008 at 02:45

    Which wireless does it have? Intel’s wireless all require non-free binary blobs.

  3. September 6, 2008 at 03:25

    The blobs are firmware and thus fall under Fedora’s firmware exception.

  4. September 6, 2008 at 06:34

    foo:

    If it is good enough to Fedora, it is good enough to me.

    Jon:
    If is fine that dell delivers laptops with Ubuntu, but i have no use for it, i want a laptop with a clean harddrive, so i can do my own installation of Fedora. i Agree that the Thinkpad are really cool, i have a T60 for work, but they are to pricey and they have M$ tax on 🙂

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