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Re: buying a laptop to dual boot linux and win/xp

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  • Chris
    ... HP only offers their new laptop in a single boot configuration. Here is clip http://zdnet.com.com/1606-2-5298692.html Chris
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 27, 2004
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      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Haedn Thorn
      <lordhaedn@y...> wrote:
      >
      > --- Chris <selinux26@y...> wrote:
      >
      > > I am looking for advice on purchasing a new laptop.
      > > Price is a major
      > > consideration and I would like to keep it under
      > > $1500 if possible. I
      > > don't want to install Windows but I must to be able
      > > to access my work
      > > applications. I am a Realtor and the local MLS only
      > > supports access
      > > via Windows because it was built around Microsoft's
      > > .NET platform. I
      > > spokwe with one of their tech support people this
      > > morning and was
      > > told there is no plans in the future to support
      > > Mozilla or Firefox(I
      > > know they are basically the same).
      >
      > Any NEW laptop (and most old ones) should be able to
      > handle dual booting without much trouble. Just as long
      > as you get enough hard drive space. If money is the
      > biggest factor and you are only going to be doing
      > web-based and/or dial-up work, you should have no
      > trouble cutting the extras as even my K6-2/400 will
      > surf the net ... Dell and HP are my top picks ...
      > Appearantly HP now offers Linux preloaded! I haven't
      > looked into it since I just bought my Dell a couple
      > months ago, but I'd almost be willing to bet they
      > offer a dual-boot setup as well.

      HP only offers their new laptop in a single boot configuration. Here
      is clip http://zdnet.com.com/1606-2-5298692.html

      Chris
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