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Re: [SLE] Notebook with XP and SuSE
  • From: ken <gebser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 06:42:26 -0400
  • Message-id: <42930512.90009@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Marek Chlopek wrote:

>On Monday, 23 of May 2005 11:42, Ronald Wiplinger wrote:
>
>
>>I want to use a notebook computer with Windows XP and Linux. I need
>>Windows for Office (including Visio) and Project, while I need for
>>developing and connection to otherLinux systems.
>>What is the best setup for that?
>>Dualboot and vmware?
>>
>>
>
>I use dualboot and codeweaver's wine. To exchange data between xp and linux
>without any problems I have a 5GB fat partition. note that I do not use visio
>and project but I have seen both are supported by codeweavers.
>
>
>
>>What should I take care when I purchase the notebook?
>>
>>
>
>You should find you laptop first, than verify if someone else already
>installed linux on this model and what are results:
>http://www.linux-on-laptops.com
>
>

Different ways of shopping. Though a fine site, I've found that
<http://www.linux-on-laptops.com> doesn't always have the latest
listings. Newer laptops aren't always included. So instead, when I
shop for a laptop (or any kind of linux hardware), I first determine if
all the hardware is supported, e.g., the video card, wireless card,
network card, modem, etc. The best place to look to determine if some
piece of hardware is supported is to look in the documentation that
comes with the driver code, typically in the README or Changelog files.
You could also google for those hardware items to see if code for linux
support has been written and how well that code works.


hth,
ken

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do. Why? ...In order to afford the sort of existence we don't care to live.
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