Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 13:48:24 PDT
Yep, it's changed. A wonderful classical guitarist wrote the drivers for
the NeoMagic cards. (:
"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
-- Robert Frost
On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Damien Morton wrote:
> Personally, the 505 series Vaio appeal to me most. I have one of the older
> 700 series models, and they were a bit fragile. Looking at the 505 series in
> stores, I havent spotted any glaring failings.
> As for linux, I was considering installing it on my 700 series. This was
> about a year ago. Supposedly there wasnt linux support for the NeoMagic
> graphics chipset. Thats probably changed by now.
> You might want to check out www.jpd.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lisa Dusseault [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 3:13 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: laptop recommendations...
> > I remember a conversation long ago on fork about laptop
> > recommendations, but
> > when I searched the archives, I didn't come up with the
> > information I'm
> > specifically looking for: in "light" or "ultralight" or
> > "superslim" laptops,
> > how well does Linux really work? All the web-pages about
> > linux on various
> > laptops are hopeful (as so many linux sites are) and often
> > helpful, but
> > there's very little of the negative information I'm watching
> > out for (e.g.
> > nobody comes out and says "X does not work on Y".
> > I'm looking for a laptop to dual-boot linux and W2K. I MUST
> > have 5 lbs. or
> > less, but on the other hand 800x600 just doesn't cut it. I'm
> > seriously
> > thinking about some of the 3-4 pounders even if the CD drive
> > is external --
> > I can handle that. On my list so far:
> > Sony Vaio Superslim Z505JSK (3.75 lb)
> > IBM Thinkpad 600 (5 lb), 570 (4 lb), T series (4.7 lb), or
> > newly-announced X
> > series (3.1 lb)
> > Compaq Presario 1700 or 1900 (5 lb)
> > Gateway Solo 5300 (5 lb) or 3350 (3.65 lb)
> > Toshiba Portege 7200CT (4.4 lb)
> > Dell Latitude CS (4.3 lb)
> > Any recommendations or especially warnings? IBM made some
> > nice noises about
> > Linux support (and the X series is really, really cool!) and
> > they even have
> > a web-page with Redhat 6.2 install instructions, but that
> > doesn't mean all
> > their various devices have Linux drivers available yet. I'm
> > also leaning
> > toward vaio because of many friends' recommendations and neat
> > little design
> > improvements, such as their angled built-in modem slots.
> > I'd be happy to post my final choice and linux install experience...
> > Lisa
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