Toby DiPasquale on 26 Jan 2009 09:34:58 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Laptop recommendation

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Russ Wenner <> wrote:
> I am looking for recommendations for a laptop computer running Linux
> for some heavy lifting (running VM's, etc).  I would like a laptop
> were everything works out-of-the-box (SD Card reader, Blue Tooth, Web
> Cam, Wireless, etc.) and also has at least one year support.  I am
> looking to keep the price tag to around $1000.  What would you
> recommend?
> Thanks you in advance for your help...

I use a recent Dell Latitude D630N w/4GB RAM, Core 2 Duo @ 2.6GHz and
the extended 9-hour battery and its pretty friggin' awesome. Get the
good screen with it, too. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 on it and its a
dream; battery life is really awesome (though not 9 hours) and it
screams through compilations, test suites, MySQL pounding, etc.

Toby DiPasquale
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