Re: buying a laptop to dual boot linux and win/xp
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Haedn Thorn
>HP only offers their new laptop in a single boot configuration. Here
> --- 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.
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